Jason McIntyre: “I don’t wanna act like I’m a guy tearing down Michael Jordan here, I’m just going to state some facts. Michael Jordan could not get by the Celtics in the East, he could not get past the Pistons until they went to the Finals three years in a row and got worn down, and he beat the Lakers in his first year and then Magic retires. Jordan beat up on a watered down NBA in the 90’s and I think LeBron’s era is much tougher with the ‘Super Teams.’"
Dan Shaughnessy: “Yes, I like that. I think LeBron James is a better player than Jordan. I think Wilt Chamberlain was a better player than Jordan. He what he is. It’s the cult of Jordan, it’s the shoes, and it was a lot of things. As a 6’6” guard there is more limitations of how great he can be. I was never into it as everybody else. I’ll give him top 3, but oh my God, didn’t ESPN have him top athlete of the century or something?? Ahead of Ali and Russell??... I’m starting my teams with LeBron James and Wilt Chamberlain over Michael Jordan, and I’d do it every time… Does he deserve a 10-part series? NO. LeBron should get a 16-part series if they’re going to do that.” (Full Audio Above)
Listen to longtime Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy and Fox Sports Radio host Jason McIntyre discuss the immaculate perception towards the basketball career of Michael Jordan, and why they believe it’s one that has been vastly overstated for the last twenty years since his iconic tenure with the Chicago Bulls ended.
Jordan fans cover your ears, as the two contrarian media members detail why they don’t think Jordan is the greatest player ever, and why his immaculate standing as a basketball God has always been elevated because of nostalgia.