Much has been told about LeBron James not only following the footsteps of Michael Jordan, but actually superseding his legacy in the end. Can he do it? Are both Dwyane Wade and LeBron James chasing that “ghost?”
Michael Jordan is widely considered as the greatest basketball player of all-time. It is of no one’s surprise that he’s become the standard of excellence which players like Kobe Bryant, who’s also a great athlete in his own right, struggle to stay pace with.
On LeBron James’ desire to surpass that Michael Jordan legacy, Dwyane Wade believes it is unattainable.
According to a report by ESPN Dwyane Wade said laughing, “No, it’s not possible. The only thing you can do is tie it. There’s no 19th hole.”
“I think everyone knows that LeBron James is a phenomenal, phenomenal player. He’s one that we haven’t seen, with the makeup of a 6-8 guy who runs as fast as any point guard, jumps as high as any center, and has the ability that he has to do so many things.”
“But Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time, that’s who everyone shoots for. So it’s going to be hard to surpass that.”
Dwyane Wade has been reportedly studying Michael Jordan in an effort to extend his career. Does it mean he believes he can do what LeBron James can’t, as NBA rumors speculate?
Dwyane Wade may not be into this, at least not on the same angle as LeBron. In fact, he’s studying a bit of Kobe Bryant too.
According to a report by the Chicago Tribune Wade’s approach is more realistic and in relation to his evolution as a role player.
In fact, it revolves around his acknowledgment that he’s no longer as fast or as strong as many young talents now in the league. NBA rumors say it’s more about learning to play smarter and intelligently on the court, ultimately to extend his career.
His goal is to improve on a daily basis, and he even ruled out winning a title this season as being unrealistic.
“Obviously I’m not flying over the top of people. If I was, then I would probably be getting drug tested a lot at 34.” Dwyane Wade said.
By studying films of both Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan at the later part of their careers Dwyane Wade said he was able to “add damage from the mid-post area last season, working the elbows, in addition to his playmaking ability with a head of steam from up top.”
“I’m out here at 34 trying to keep up with these young guys. They’re going to come after me. So I got a lot of work to do.”
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James used to be teammates and remain good friends, which is why NBA rumors continue to swirl around the two. Will we ever see them reunite in the same team in the future perhaps in Bulls uniform, same as where Michael Jordan played most of his career?
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