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    You are ignoring all the heavy lifting it required to reach that point. The crushing losses the tens of thousands of hours in practice, the physically fighting teammates and burning personal bridges it took to Win. Instead you fast forward straight to - put on shorts and lace up sneakers stage

    Durant you can cross right off considering he bolted on OKC with his own Pippen on the team. The crap LeBron gets, Durant essentially bolted the Chicago Bulls to play on the Lakers.

    Kobe and Bird - yes. They have the skills, drive and demeanor

    Wade - seems too buddy buddy with his teammates

    Leonard - 3rd best option on your list. Just not sure he has the explosive game changing skills to draw in players early in career like Jordan did. Plus he seems too shy and lead by example type


    Some people seem to only see the big picture - 6/6 les. But there were several lucky breaks that made this happen such as Jordan taking a break for 1 year. Rodman becoming available. Kukoc arriving and agreeing to stunt his one growth for the teams success.
    You're also ignoring that Phil Jackson could have made any of these other guys winners.

    Phil won FIVE MORE RINGS without Jordan. Jordan without Phil was a career loser and he knew it. Why do I say that? Because he admittedly refused to return if Jackson wasn't returning with him

    Jordan without Phil was Russell Westbrook or Dominique Wilkins, a great athlete, but a stat-padding loser.

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    you really think Phil is that great? He had the best players on the planet in both Chicago and LA. That kinda helps

    You're also ignoring that Phil Jackson could have made any of these other guys winners.

    Phil won FIVE MORE RINGS without Jordan. Jordan without Phil was a career loser and he knew it. Why do I say that? Because he admittedly refused to return if Jackson wasn't returning with him

    Jordan without Phil was Russell Westbrook or Dominique Wilkins, a great athlete, but a stat-padding loser.

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    Jordan was ringless without Phil

    Also : “if Phil doesn’t come back this will be my last season in Chicago

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    You're also ignoring that Phil Jackson could have made any of these other guys winners.

    Phil won FIVE MORE RINGS without Jordan. Jordan without Phil was a career loser and he knew it. Why do I say that? Because he admittedly refused to return if Jackson wasn't returning with him

    Jordan without Phil was Russell Westbrook or Dominique Wilkins, a great athlete, but a stat-padding loser.
    Phil knows exactly which buttons to push with each player and corky off the court content to keep it fresh. But he packed it in for stretches and just allowed the leaders to handle it. Notorious for not calling timeouts during opposing runs. I think Phil had strong fundamentals as a player and he became locked in with Tex Winter. Already on staff. Very successful combo.

    Phil fueled the conflict between front office and players. He likely already had 1 foot out the door in 1998. He could at times complain too much within a series when clearly holding the strongest hand.

    Overall Phil more important than the entire front office? Not sure. I think they equally needed each other for 6. MJ would have carried Doug Collins across. Krause hired Phil.

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    Jordan without Phil was Russell Westbrook or Dominique Wilkins, a great athlete, but a stat-padding loser.

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    You're also ignoring that Phil Jackson could have made any of these other guys winners.

    Phil won FIVE MORE RINGS without Jordan. Jordan without Phil was a career loser and he knew it. Why do I say that? Because he admittedly refused to return if Jackson wasn't returning with him

    Jordan without Phil was Russell Westbrook or Dominique Wilkins, a great athlete, but a stat-padding loser.
    True true

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