I don't think anyone is considering the fact that no one in the nba in 1992 would know how to guard lebron. His combination of strength and speed really didn't exist then. Its just like the new breed of tight ends in the nfl.
As for kobe saying what he did. With kobe, being kobe he probably believes him alone being on the team makes them better. DAT EGO.
Pippen/Jordan could both guard Lebron. Not a single doubt in my mind. Shut him down? Absolutely not(you need Jason Terry to do that), but guard him effectively? Yeah, I could see them doing that.
DAT EGO is right. although a 33 year old Kobe with 16 years on him trying to even attempt to guard MJ would be pretty funny. I'd say Kobe is still an elite defender when he tries, but no way he could do that for long and you know he would demand to guard him too.
I dunno man. I think people are underestimating how rare lebrons combination of physical attributes are. Not a single player in 1992 was as physically gifted. Skill is obviously a different question but just talking physically here it would be a huge undertaking because they would have never seen it before.
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I have no clue why Philly was/is so determined to trade him. It's not like he has a shitty contract, he's a great player. Much better than Turner or Thad Young. Although, I do think Turner has the potential to be a better player if Collins allows him to play his type of game.
Who the fuck knows, man. If they're going to trade him, they just need to do it. There's been rumors of a deal involving Igoudala for years now, and nothing has happened. He does make near the max though, so that could be part of it. Though, I'm pretty sure he's in the final year of his deal, with a player option the year after.