From big names like LeBron and Russell Westbrook to up-and-comers like Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Davis, the current crop of NBA superstars are collectively the most athletic players the league has ever seen and for years, pundits, fans, and talking heads have debated how a prime Michael Jordan would fare. Jordan, of course, is right up there with Wilt Chamberlain as the most transcendent player in NBA history — the baggy shorts, the tongue, the sneakers, the bald dome… and, oh yeah, the fadeaway, the clutch shots, the reverse layups, the mid-air attacks, the ferocious defense. His style of play and athleticism would translate to any era.
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There’s absolutely no doubt that Michael Jordan in his prime would dominate no matter what year he is plugged into. He wasn’t Cousy, playing against a bunch of slow cats with no imagination, in grainy footage. He wasn’t Bird, a player who got by on skill and will. He wasn’t even He was a basketball prototype: a 6-6 swingman who could do literally anything.
If a prime MJ were to suit up for the 2014-2015 season, he could realistically have the best statistical season of his career. From rule changes to weaker competition at the shooting guard position, the odds are stacked in Jordan’s favor to put together an amazing season.
To celebrate the release of the Air Jordan 14 “Black Toe” on September 20 at Champs Sports, a shoe that is returning for the first time ever since the original release in MJ’s final year with Chicago — here’s where sneakerheads chime< in to say yeah it released in 2006, but that shoe had upper ribs and doesn’t count because they butchered it — we’re attempting to answer the question that’s hounded basketball fans for at least 15 years. Michael Jordan Could Still Dominate in 2014: Here Are 10 Reasons Why.
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