Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
I know...I should. This will be my last response to this troll.
I did a 2 minute research and found an interesting article. It had the quotes from well respected Coaches like Wilkens and Versace.
``He`s a great player and he gets all the calls, and if he gets all the calls he`s tough to play against,`` Lenny Wilkens said after that earlier game.
Then, after the Bulls beat the Pacers here last week, Indiana coach Dick Versace, whose team plays the Bulls next Monday, said Jordan ``is nice to watch, but he has an awful lot of license.``
Finally, Milwaukee coach Del Harris, whose Bucks play the Bulls here Friday, said in response to a reporter`s question about Jordan`s MVP chances: ``As ominous as it may sound, I think he`s still improving. One thing making him tough now is they`re letting him carry the ball when he changes direction.``
Yes, I was very young in 1990s...and I'm glad I was. I started watching NBA in 1993-94. But, I do have access to internet. 3 NBA coaches (2 of them were considered pretty damn good) made my point for you. The article I posted above is from 1990 and preferential treatment of Jordan only got worse in the following years.
Maybe you're just too old to recall the NBA of 1990s.
Where does it state in those quotes that beneficial treatment started with MJ? Still not backing up your own statements "Of course Magic and Bird got calls but they weren't protected like Jordan in 90's"