Are LeBron James and Derrick Rose Vying for Jordan’s Crown?

April 23rd, 2010 by Harrison Moore Leave a reply »
LeBron James came into the league as one of the most-hyped prospects of the last 30 years. Though James lived up to every expectation he was faced with and more, one thing immediately distinguished James from his rivals: he dared to wear the number 23.

Once upon a time from 2003-2006, Carmelo Anthony was believed to be the better scorer, and Dwayne Wade was considered a bigger winner, but the mere fact that James dared to wear that number made him stand out even amongst colleagues like Anthony and Wade, bringing forth comparisons that could once be deemed blasphemous.

Fast forward to 2010.

LeBron James stands uncontested as the consensus greatest player alive…and the comparisons seem a lot less blasphemous.

Not nearly as much was expected of Derrick Rose. Prior to being knocked off by the Miami Heat in the first round of the 2005 playoffs, the Chicago Bulls’ most recent postseason moment involved Michael Jordan hitting the game-winning shot of the 1998 NBA Finals over Byron Russell.

The most groundbreaking moment for the Bulls since then involved the acquisition of Ben Wallace in 2006.

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