Since When Did Help Become a Bad Thing?

July 3rd, 2010 by bryan richardson Leave a reply »
No NBA player has ever won an NBA title by himself. Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest player ever, had the help of a Hall of Famer in Scottie Pippen, one of the best rebounders ever in Dennis Rodman, great role players like Ron Harper and Steve Kerr, and the greatest coach ever in Phil Jackson.

Magic Johnson, who is considered by some as the greatest point guard ever, won five NBA championships while playing with some of the greatest talent ever assembled.

Magic played with future Hall of Famers James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, defensive stalwarts like Kurt Rambis and Michael Cooper, and great role players like Byron Scott.

Magic won all five of his titles in the 80's and the Lakers made an astonishing eight trips to the NBA Finals from 1979-80 to 1990-91, with Johnson being named the NBA Finals MVP three times.

When did that become a bad blueprint to follow? Magic was a great player amongst great players, and to me that seemed to enhance his status more than it hurt it.

When he is introduced, it's done as five-time NBA champion Magic Johnson, not never did it by himself or along for the ride Magic.

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