Len Bias vs. Michael Jordan
Would Len Bais as a Celtic give MJ as a Bull competition?
I dunno about all that.
I saw Bias play, My dad got tapes of him playing. He (to me) is one of the greatest players never to make it to the NBA.
If Bias came in, I think the C's would have at least 3 more titles (1988,1989,1990)
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Len Bias was a great college player and he would been a great player in the pros because he was going to play with some other great similar to when Magic went to the lakers but hes not on the same level as jordan
whoa..now this is a good one..ive watched many many games of len..that was my older brothers idol and he used to give jordan and carolina the business, one of my brothers friend has a poster of len going over jordan for a rebound dunk. he was a mixture of lebrons body with amare agressiveness and glen robinsons jumper and was still getting better...had a hell of a work ethic also..celtics would have easily won more titles
hey im young at 15
with all the hype what happened to the guy?
the guy was great
He died on draft night or the day after due to cocaine I believe.
But Remember it would have been both Len Bias and Reggie Lewis had the two survived, that may have continued the dynasty.
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How can people not know who len bias was, for those not old enough (please take no offense) think Vince Carter's athletic ability, Dwight Howards physical frame at 6'9" and smooth like Brandon Roy. He was not MJ but he would have challenged for 2nd or 3rd best of the time. Period.
I 100% agree.
Impossible to say. Jordan was unique in his competitiveness and drive. Trying to determine if a guy who never played in the nba would have been the greatest of all time is way too difficult.
He would've given Michael Jordan the rival he never had.
you do have a point llperez..but potenially it was possible..his work ethic was also very tremendous. also i hated the wizards but bernard king is the one man i saw constantly giving jordan and the bulls buckets no matter who was guarding him( jordan included
Len Bias was a beast at that time in their young career len bias was better than jordan he had good defense already he had a great outside shot and he was athletic as crap im not saying he wouldvd had the better career but he wouldve been a top 5 great he had so much talent. I dont know what made him do coke.
I'm going against the consensus on this board here but I highly doubt Bias would've given MJ an equal rival.
Yes he was a very good prospect, but dozens of elite prospects come along every decade and some bust (Steve Stipanovich, Wayman Tisdale etc), others play well but not quite HOF worthy (Terry Cummings,Mark Aguirre, Danny Manning etc) and some manage to play at a HOF level (Hakeem, Ewing, Robinson, Worthy etc), to simply assume that Bias would've been at Jordan's level is day dreaming.
Most prospects don't live up to ridiculously high expectations. Ralph Sampson was considered the next Wilt and even before injuries derailed his career it was clear that he wasn't even goig to be the best C of his generation (with Malone and Abdul Jabbar still at the top and Olajuwon making it clear that he was a superior player as well).
Even if Bias had panned out he could have been a perennial all-star, I certainly could see that. But I doubt he would've been the GOATs equal.
what are you think dwight, you can't say c.ummings
sorry cant agree with you dwight..manning was good but he wasnt len bias..even nba players who played against him say it was possible that he would have given jordan a run for his money. he was a mixture of the best attributes from the best players
i'm just sticking with you don't know what would have happened, but on video he seems to have all of those attributes you guys are talking about,who could have been the greatest maybe not, we have to remember jordan wasn't always the greatest.
Bias was an absolute freak athlete, but there is really no way to guess how much his game would've developed.