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Jason Funderburker

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Jason Funderburker last won the day on February 26 2017

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  1. Draft day thread

    Especially at this point when we don’t know who will be there at 3. I imagine they will try to ramp things up when Atlanta is on the clock and probably again when we are on the clock, assuming no other deal is made
  2. Draft day thread

    I’m trying very hard not to get my hopes up. But it is hard not to think about how this time tomorrow I will be playing Mario Tennis Aces and not get excited also Doncic maybe
  3. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I would flip if we got Luka
  4. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Honestly? Hat would be really good. Arenas was incredible for a good stretch
  5. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Kevin Knox isn’t good
  6. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I drove past Oviedo high the other day
  7. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Has that literally ever happened with a lotto pick outside of Fran?
  8. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Do we really have that though?
  9. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Anyone see what the Athletic has to say in their offseason preview for the Magic
  10. 2018 Watch the Playoffs thread

    Not exactly what I meant
  11. 2018 Watch the Playoffs thread

    That was kind of the whole point of the original post? LeBron has gone up against greater foes than MJ, with teams that were for the most part worse than Jordan’s teams. My issue here is that everyone looks back on Jordan’s era with these rose-tinted glasses as if it was the pinnacle of all basketball. Anything counter to that is total blasphemy and not even to be entertained. Prior to this year, I felt the sam way; The turning point for me was the LeBron shot vs Toronto that caused me to reevaluate. That and a bunch of long twitter threads which showed me all the slow white guys tasked with defending MJ in his playoff runs, and all of his ‘signature moments’ which are replicated every other day in the NBA today
  12. 2018 Watch the Playoffs thread

    I should have clarified by ‘Good players’ I meant Hall of Famers. Both players have gone up against very good non-HoFers in their time, but the how good takes a lot more effort than going off the top of my head. Players in the Hall makes it easier and is IMO a good barometer for the overall team quality. And as I said, I don’t really care when jordan played in the east. The LBJ-MJ debate comes down to Finals record, so east performance is not really that important
  13. 2018 Watch the Playoffs thread

    This is admittedly 100% hyperbole, and I’m not sure I actually believe it, but: if Jordan played today I think he is viewed more a Russell Westbrook-level player than someone near LeBron, or even near Durant
  14. 2018 Watch the Playoffs thread

    Lol what? First of all, MJ absolutely played on a super team. In every single one of his finals appearances the Bulls were the favorite. He played against the corpse of the showtime Lakers, and then a bunch of teams with one good player, and then the Jazz twice, who had two good players. Lebron in the finals, outside of the Mavericks, has played against teams who had at least 3 guys who will likely be in the Hall of Fame. I don’t much care about the eastern conference, because 6-0 is really the only argument for Jordan, but he also had a long run against the Celtics featuring 3 HoFers themselves. His teams have been the underdogs in 7 of their 9 finals appearances, and his first and most recent finals appearance teams are by a large margin worse than any team Jordan was ever on - worse than any of the Jordan Wizard teams which never reached he finals. And it goes beyond just the all-time greats. Each year that passes, players grow farther and farther away from those playing in Jordan’s era I terms of size, speed, athleticism, and general ability. This is not to say that there are not players then and now who are comparable on those terms, but by and large LeBron played against players who are bigger, faster, more athletic, and more skilled than MJ did, and I don’t think anyone would argue that. MJ also benefited from having the best coach in the game in his run. LeBron is usually playing against the best coach in the game. Take it lower than that, to an individual level. There is no skill Jordan possessed that LeBron does not, but LeBron is bigger, stronger, more athletic, probably a better passer and defender, and definitely a better post player.
  15. 2018 Watch the Playoffs thread

    LeBron is the GOAT For a long time I fought against then idea but I think it is just too obvious now. Yeah Jordan has the rings but he never played against the quality of players LeBron has had to in the finals