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If you're heavier than your defender, then he can't stop you?



I'm a Jordan fan but wasn't fortunate enough to watch him play. But there are some people who think that LBJ would destroy MJ. I don't think this is the case. What would be usually brought up to pick Lebron over Jordan is his weight advantage, ie., Lebron's 250 lbs v. MJ's 218 lbs. I think MJ mentioned in an interview on his 50th birthday that his optimum playing weight was 218, probably when he started lifting weights under Tim Grover.

I don't think this is the case. Again, if you're heavier than your defender, he can't stop you? My answer would be not necessarily.

Take for example the fact that Jordan posted his worst offensive outings in the finals against the Seattle Supersonics. All this happened when The Glove (Gary Payton) started playing him defensively. Payton was 6'4" at 180lbs. Jordan was held under 30 points by GP in a couple of games, he was even held to 9-25 shooting one night. All credit goes to The Glove for playing physical and ball-hawking defense. If you take a look at youtube clips, GP didn't easily allow MJ to get good post position.

Another instance, is Rodman v. Shaq. 210 lbs v. 300 lbs. When Shaq went against Wennignton or Longley, he dominated. When Phil switched Rodman on Shaq, he couldn't score.

So, going back to the question. Would Lebron simply run over MJ as LBJ fans claim? What do the older fans on this blog think? (I've been reading around these forums and some people say that they've been NBA fans since the Larry Bird era, and so on and so forth. I'm curious as to what the "elders" think.) :)

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