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B.J. Armstrong explains why Michael Jordan was so committed to Phil Jackson | First Take

Former Chicago Bulls point guard B.J. Armstrong speaks to Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman about why Hakeem Olajuwon and Tim Duncan were so special, then discusses why Michael Jordan was so committed to Phil Jackson — as evidenced by the documentary “The Last Dance.” #NBA #FirstTake #Sports More on ESPN.com:

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    Shawn Hass

    April 26, 2020 at 12:34 am

    I agree Tim was great but this is still sports entertainment. You gotta be able to draw the fans attention. This is why i think Tim is hardly brought up.

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    Carlos Villalvazo Puentes

    April 26, 2020 at 3:58 am

    “What player would give MJ problems”
    Proceeds to name players who play different positions and wouldn’t match up with MJ in game ever lol

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      RYAN DAVIS

      April 27, 2020 at 10:18 pm

      Exactly, so when he say that meaning MJ couldn’t stop them. In that matter neither could Scottie either

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      spongedudeZ

      April 28, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      The question asked was actually “who do you think is the best player you’ve ever seen next to MJ?” His answer was who he thought is the best player next to MJ.

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    Melad B24

    April 26, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Phil Jackson is the greatest coach of alltime. GOAT.

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      isaachaze1

      April 27, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      Sorry, I have to go with Pat Riley. Phil Jackson was great to manage that talent. But he did have the GOAT and another HOF playing for him. I’m not dissing him. I’m just saying it’s kinda hard to miss with that talent level playing for you.

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      Melad B24

      April 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

      @isaachaze1 I loved Pat.. But (11 chips) Of course somebody has to have MJ, It’s just funny how when Phil arrives Chips come, while the previous coaches who had these HOF’ers failed …. and Phil did it in different scenarios, over and over, proven.. (where other coaches failed when they had Shaq and Kobe) but when He came, they won a 3-peat the first year he arrived. He MADE 2 legends into GOAT champs, who despised each other and couldn’t win together previously. Then he came back to Win again with Kobe’s 2nd run. Who has a better resume?

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    Briscoe17555

    April 26, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Wow, totally disrespectful to Bird, Magic and Karl Malone. They all gave Jordan a hard time

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    dominique culmer

    April 26, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    I was a huuuuge duncan fan when he came to the league man dude was a beast!!!

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    Taylor MacKenzie

    April 26, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    James harden sitting here like( triple double) 38p
    11 assist and 12 rebounds averages and thinks he’s the best player in the world. Lmao Barkley says Dribble dribble dribble

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    Antonio Jackson

    April 26, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    When you talk about greatness Hakeem Olajuwon and Tim Duncan should always be mentioned away before Lebron!!

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    will forge

    April 26, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Does he want that assistant coach job when Tim takes over Spurs?

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    MAZINGER Z

    April 27, 2020 at 1:27 am

    Zion will put Jordan into a hospital if they play in a one on one pickup game.

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    Deryck Halstead

    April 27, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    This is why most basketball players and legend choose Michael over LeBron, outside of being a physical anomaly, he has little to no fundamentals at all. Fundamentals trumps athletics and flash 9/10 times. Tthe Spurs showed the world that in 2014. This is why MJ and Hakeem would dominate this era. Literally unguardable with their overall fundamentals, athleticism and skillset.

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    STATUStheSHOKWAVE

    April 27, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Kobe torched mj a few times

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    Fev Ola

    April 27, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Thankyou BJ,I have always rated
    Jordan
    Kareem
    Magic
    Bird
    Duncan
    Shaq
    I don’t have Lebron in my top ten but sorry he’s just not that good in this weak era

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    HAILEY AND CHELSY Adventures

    April 28, 2020 at 5:32 am

    Happy birthday Tim Duncan

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    spongedudeZ

    April 28, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    ESPN should hire more former pros to fill these talk shows. Glad to see someone with credibility putting Timmy & Olajuwon in the ‘best player’ conversation

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      Renji Abarai

      April 30, 2020 at 7:05 am

      spongedudeZ Pros with integrity and without agenda. Usually key players in a championship team have those qualities.

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    Truth Seeker

    April 28, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    C. Hakeem
    Pf. Duncan
    Sf. Pippen
    Sg. Jordan
    Pg. Nash

    My all time ⭐️ starting five.

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    Southsideman

    April 28, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Great, great words on Duncan

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    Ernest Flowers

    April 29, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Ain’t a bank he can’t hit

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    Eric M

    April 29, 2020 at 1:18 am

    Top 5 players to ever play the game
    KAREEM/JORDAN/KOBE/DUNCAN/MAGIC

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    Scott Boyce

    April 29, 2020 at 3:45 am

    Man please , tim Duncan he’s a forward, Magic played ALL 5 SPOTS ON THE DAM COURT. Only reason they say mj the goat is he sold shoes. Kareem Abdul Jabbar the REAL GOAT

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    Nick

    April 29, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    If Phil Jackson flexed all his rings, his toes would have to join the party😎

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    kingwleung

    April 29, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Nice sculpture!

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    kingwleung

    April 29, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    In the modern era:
    1 mj
    2 magic
    3 shaq
    4 bird
    5 Kobe

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    Al & The Kidd

    April 29, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Duncan, Olajuwan and Len Bias. Good thing MJ didn’t have to face them at the highest level in the finals.

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    HansZel

    April 29, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I want that jumpman statue.

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    define crazy

    April 30, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    The answer would be Hakeem and Shaq( in shape).

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‘Max, you just don’t get it’ – Kendrick Perkins on if the 76ers are NBA title sleepers | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Kendrick Perkins and Max Kellerman get into a spirited debate over whether Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers are sleepers for the 2020 NBA title. #NBA #Sports #FirstTake More on ESPN.com:

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