So many such as Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill, Vince Carter, and the obvious Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have been labeled the next Michael Jordan. Expectations go too far sometimes.
What my issue is with the famous basketball comparison is the fact that we expect too much. There is so much criteria when it comes to this MJ and "who is the next like him?" thing. It is like a Geometry book. In order to show a triangle is like another triangle, you need so many formulas and theorems to prove that it. It is just too much and you don't want to care. Ring a bell with these pointless comparisons?
What do you expect from such a young guy? Did anyone expect James to carry his team on his own against the San Antonio Spurs? If you haven't noticed, the Cavs are getting whacked* and there is nothing they can do about it. We have got to stop judging these players based on what the "greatest player of all time" has done. If you want to do this, wait until Kobe and LeBron retire. I hate hearing today's radio shows putting down LeBron because of what he can't do in the Finals. Let him learn and grow. But then again what are radio show host going to talk about right?
Stop the Michael Jordan comparisons. If MJ was the "greatest" then we should not be looking for a new one.
Jerry is Jerry. Grant is Grant. VC is VC. Kobe is Kobe. King James is King James.
Let's just leave it at that.
To be continued...
*(Sorry to all the Sopranos fans for that mysterious ending that will never be solved by anybody.)