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Poll: Poll Who Did MJ Mainly Stole Moves From (8 member(s) have cast votes)

MJ Mainly Stole Moves From Favorite Player Growing Up Was

  1. Dr. J (3 votes [30.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  2. David Thompson (2 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Magic Johnson (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Jerry West (3 votes [30.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  5. Kobe Bryant (2 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

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#1 rnr

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 11:21 AM

MJ Mainly Stole Moves From Favorite Player Growing Up Was?


Edited by rnr, October 11, 2013 - 11:24 AM.


#2 Majesty

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 11:54 AM

All of the above except Kobe.


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Obviously Kobe.


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 12:01 PM

Kobe. He had a time machine

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#5 Massacre

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 12:06 PM

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#6 Jody Smokes

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 12:07 PM

There is not a player before MJ that had a game remotely like his.  I don't really think MJ stole much of anything from previous guys except dunks lol.  Plus young MJ and 2nd 3peat MJ styles are night and day.  Kobe's game was patterned after 2nd 3peat MJ. 


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#7 Ven

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 01:14 PM

Depends, I cannot say I've seen all the games but judging off vintage games. The athleticism and dunking force early on could point to Dr. J. I've read that Jordan himself likened the comments of players like West and Russell and how when they lost, it made them physically ill. If you want to take it further, you can say how West was an elite ball handler and SG, something that people think is normal but in fact is actually kind of rare when you look at modern SG's (look at rise of offensive PG's).

 

David Thompson gets name dropped by the 'experts' a lot, I've seen a handful and it is true for a slightly smaller guard, he was a freak but it didn't feel like Jordan but who knows. Personally Jordan's play style can be broken into three different era's.



#8 kball

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 01:24 PM

I always thought Jerry West was deficient in dribbling with his off hand (left) and was a weakness in his skills.

I'd add maybe Connie Hawkins and Elgin Baylor to the list of moves guys, but CLEARLY Jordan took it way beyond what anyone did previously using that style.


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 01:37 PM

There is not a player before MJ that had a game remotely like his. I don't really think MJ stole much of anything from previous guys except dunks lol. Plus young MJ and 2nd 3peat MJ styles are night and day. Kobe's game was patterned after 2nd 3peat MJ.


False

MJ has stated dozens of times he borrowed from Elgin baylor, magic Johnson and dr. J

MJ was just the first to encompass all of these players strengths into one game
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#10 zombeef

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 05:22 PM

MJ stole his moves from me. 



#11 fido

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 05:50 PM

This stealing moves thing is just stupid on all fronts.

And why is Kobe on your list?

And this is NBA talk. Please put topics in the right forum. Moving this now.

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 07:06 PM

Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, David Thompson, Dr, J



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Posted October 12, 2013 - 05:19 AM

Also Earl Monroe. 


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Posted October 15, 2013 - 01:08 PM

me



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Posted October 15, 2013 - 02:22 PM

Baylor, Dr. J, and West. 






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