Michael Jordan: What If Jordan, Larry Bird & Magic Had Played Together

August 8th, 2010 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
Many have criticized LeBron James for his decision last month to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with the Miami Heat.   

They feel that he took the easy way out by joining forces with fellow stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami rather than continuing to pursue his first NBA championship as "The Man" in Cleveland.

A few weeks ago, Michael Jordan sort of took a shot at James saying that back in his playing days, he wouldn't have called up Magic Johnson and Larry Bird to see if they wanted to play for the same team. 

"In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys," Jordan said.

That's easy for Jordan to say since he didn't have the same opportunity that James had.

But what if Jordan did have the opportunity?

What if NBA free agency in the 1980s was similar to how it is today? Let's say Jordan, Magic, and Bird all became free agents in the summer of 1987 just like James, Wade, and Bosh this summer. 

Jordan grows tired of playing for the Chicago Bulls, a team he feels has no chance of winning a title anytime soon. And let's say that both Magic's Los Angeles Lakers and ...

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