Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls Weren’t Like the Miami Heat Are Now

July 20th, 2010 by Jack Doyle Leave a reply »
After reading through countless comments on sites like ESPN and Bleacher Report about the Michael Jordan remarks, one thing has captured my attention more than anything else: people comparing Jordan's Chicago Bulls to the new super team that is the Miami Heat.

That couldn't be further from the truth.

To start off, it needs to be crystal clear that in no way, shape or form is the trio of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman like Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh.

Whew. Had to get that out of my system.

You see, the Bulls were, for the most part, built from the ground up, while the Heat are a team comprised of individual superstars joining forces in the most lucrative free agency period in the NBA's history.

Jordan? Drafted.

Pippen? Drafted. (Technically not, but they obtained him through a draft day trade, so sue me.)

Of those three key players in Chicago's scheme, only Rodman was acquired via trades or free agency. But even then, there is no way the rebounding machine that was No. 91 compares to Bosh in terms of offensive talent. Yes, Rodman averaged a ridiculous 13.1 rebounds ...

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