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3 minutes ago, Stevie H said:

I've never seen anyone like him in any other sport. Such will to win and refusal to accept defeat married to just utterly ridiculous skill and technique. Oh and he could fly.

I would say Messi and Ronaldo are the closest to him in football 

 

Although in Messi's case probably without the leadership quality, and for both it's without the charisma 

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I think to label someone who clearly found a way to alter the earth's gravitational pull to his own benefit to be a bit hypocritical.

4 minutes ago, Boca said:

I think he's the greatest athlete of all time.

Better than Phil "The Power" Taylor?

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5 minutes ago, Boca said:

I think he's the greatest athlete of all time.

Same here. I never saw Ali at his peak but in terms of just being able to be better than everyone else around him by sheer force of will and drive when the guys he was playing against were also f***ing brilliant, Jordan just blew my mind. 30 seconds left in the game, shotclock counting down and you need 2 points to win do you? Just give it to Michael and he'll do something that will make your jaw drop. He was ridiculous.

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Just started the Last Dance, I was one of those meffs who loved Jordan clothes and shoes but never watched as much as a clip of basketball - obviously not as easy as it would be these days.

Scottie Pippen is the one who's really impresssed me in the first two episodes, that clip of him barrelling through the defence to score, leaving them sprawling, reminds me of that shot of Ali standing over a fallen opponent.

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1 hour ago, Hassony said:

I would say Messi and Ronaldo are the closest to him in football 

 

Although in Messi's case probably without the leadership quality, and for both it's without the charisma 

Maradona for me because he played in a lunatic asylum in Naples and carried a whole country to a World Cup plus he was mad out of it most of the time but still did the ridiculous.

Jordan being just the outright best of the best in that era of Basketball when nearly every team had two or three stars. I remember watching as I used to play a lot in school but didn’t hit home how much apart he was until this documentary. 

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23 minutes ago, Benzo-13 said:

Maradona for me because he played in a lunatic asylum in Naples and carried a whole country to a World Cup plus he was mad out of it most of the time but still did the ridiculous.

Jordan being just the outright best of the best in that era of Basketball when nearly every team had two or three stars. I remember watching as I used to play a lot in school but didn’t hit home how much apart he was until this documentary. 

Yeah same here, I can still name most of the 92 dream team, but I struggle to name more tha  3 current NBA players 

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Do you need to like Basketball to enjoy Last Dance?

I find it the most boring sport imaginable.

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Just now, Cunny said:

Do you need to like Basketball to enjoy Last Dance?

I find it the most boring sport imaginable.

Think as a sports fan you can just enjoy it as a documentary about a man and a team. Like I enjoyed Senna and I think Formula 1 is a right load of old b*llocks.

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33 minutes ago, Cunny said:

Do you need to like Basketball to enjoy Last Dance?

I find it the most boring sport imaginable.

They only show the spectacular points scored (AFAIK, I'm only 2 episodes in).

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It’s spectacularly good. Id love to go to an nba game. 
 

Imagine seeing Jordan do his thing in his prime. 

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thanks for the replies

might give it a go, I can appreciate the skill and athleticism of Basketball but just find the frequency of scoring a bit dull

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30 minutes ago, Cunny said:

thanks for the replies

might give it a go, I can appreciate the skill and athleticism of Basketball but just find the frequency of scoring a bit dull

You’ll like it then. 

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1 hour ago, Cunny said:

thanks for the replies

might give it a go, I can appreciate the skill and athleticism of Basketball but just find the frequency of scoring a bit dull

You'll be fine with it. Might make you even like it a bit tbh.

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Watched the episode about Michael's Dad today... Heartbreaking that... Don't remember the details of it when it happened. 

I agree with whoever said it would have been amazing to see him live in his prime. I often look at people in the crowd in the footage with envy.. Have seen some brilliant footballers live over the years and was in awe of them, but something about watching Jordan doing his thing is proper mesmerising 

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I saw him play a few times against the Knicks. The Knicks key player was Patrick Ewing who was a totally different player, but a great one in his own right (I actually saw him play in high school in Cambridge too - he was seven feet tall when he was sixteen). Ewing just couldn’t carry the Knicks to a win. Jordan just ruled the court no matter how much the Knicks tried and Ewing choked a few times when he had a chance to win, Jordan was in his head.

 Mind you, the crowd at the Garden were b*stards to Jordan. Pure venom.

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17 hours ago, cymrococh said:

Just started the Last Dance, I was one of those meffs who loved Jordan clothes and shoes but never watched as much as a clip of basketball - obviously not as easy as it would be these days.

Scottie Pippen is the one who's really impresssed me in the first two episodes, that clip of him barrelling through the defence to score, leaving them sprawling, reminds me of that shot of Ali standing over a fallen opponent.

Scottie is going to let you down

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11 hours ago, Stevie H said:

Just watched the last two episodes. Brilliant stuff. 

It was just great. I remember watching those games against the Jazz on tv and willing Jordan & the Bulls on. There was less mystique about those last episodes but in the end it was over so so quick. 

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28 minutes ago, Benzo-13 said:

It was just great. I remember watching those games against the Jazz on tv and willing Jordan & the Bulls on. There was less mystique about those last episodes but in the end it was over so so quick. 

Yeah I even remember really disliking Utah at the time. Their fans were all that weird shrieking Mormon lot and I couldn't stand Stockton and Malone.  

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5 hours ago, New York Red said:

I saw him play a few times against the Knicks. The Knicks key player was Patrick Ewing who was a totally different player, but a great one in his own right (I actually saw him play in high school in Cambridge too - he was seven feet tall when he was sixteen). Ewing just couldn’t carry the Knicks to a win. Jordan just ruled the court no matter how much the Knicks tried and Ewing choked a few times when he had a chance to win, Jordan was in his head.

 Mind you, the crowd at the Garden were b*stards to Jordan. Pure venom.

Think Jordan has said that Madison Square Garden was his favourite away stadium. His 55 points there in 1995 was ridiculous. 

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The documentary was great, brilliant from start to finish

 

American sports is wierd with its draft system, not a fan of that, especially when some teams try and miss out on the play offs on purpose to get a better draft (which is funny considering that's probably a more socialist system than what the average American would admit to)

 

And imagine playing 82 league games only to end up in the lottery of the playoffs at the end of it

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1 hour ago, Stevie H said:

Yeah I even remember really disliking Utah at the time. Their fans were all that weird shrieking Mormon lot and I couldn't stand Stockton and Malone.  

Always remembered they’d the sea level advantage at home too. Having good players obviously helped but I’ve seen teams just waste away v the Jazz. The Rockets being one.

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1 hour ago, Hassony said:

The documentary was great, brilliant from start to finish

 

American sports is wierd with its draft system, not a fan of that, especially when some teams try and miss out on the play offs on purpose to get a better draft (which is funny considering that's probably a more socialist system than what the average American would admit to)

 

And imagine playing 82 league games only to end up in the lottery of the playoffs at the end of it

They don't usually try and miss out on the playoffs really. It's s*** teams being s***ter. 

The playoffs may sounds like a daft idea after a season that long, but it's not like they're playing 41 teams twice or something like that. Within the way they form a fixture calendar playoffs make sense. They'd be f***ing stupid in our system, but theirs it works.

 

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