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Shawn Kemp Weighs in on LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan Debate

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The GOAT debate has been reignited since LeBron James won his fourth ring and fourth finals MVP. This moved SuperSonics legend, Shawn Kemp, to share his thought on the discussion. 

During an appearance on The Dab Roast YouTube series, Kemp said there is no way LeBron would be able to surpass Michael Jordan

“I’mma say Michael Jordan. I think LeBron James has done great, but only thing Michael Jordan ever did was win,” Kemp told host Chris Crayzie around the episode’s 14-minute mark. 

Kemp knows the dominance and wrath of Jordan firsthand. As a member of the SuperSonics, Kemp and Gary Payton helped lead Seattle to the 1996 NBA Finals where they met Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Although they were able to pull off two wins, the Bulls were too much for them to handle and Jordan closed out the series in Game 6.

Most LeBron fans would point to the way the Bulls were beautifully crafted to cater to Jordan, and would say that LeBron had to leave Cleveland to get a fair shake. Yet Kemp subscribes to the idea that Jordan pushed the Bulls to another level of excellence that can’t be coached or created. 

“There’s players as myself who haven’t won a championship that were very good. There’s guys who I’ve seen win championships, they’re good players, but they had a good team also around them,” Kemp said. “And I look at Michael Jordan, he played with the Bulls, and he had Scottie Pippen. But without Michael being there, the Bulls wasn’t gonna win the championship. It came from Michael Jordan.”

Kemp shared this opinion while indulging in hefty dabs. In the years since his retirement, Kemp has become a strong marijuana advocate. Not only has he opened a cannabis store in Seattle, but he also admitted to using weed as alternative medication throughout his career. 

“For me, with arthritis and different pains in your body, [marijuana] is the perfect solution,” Kemp recently told TMZ Sports. “Sometimes guys don’t like to pop the pills, some guys, they don’t wanna take those chances, so this is another way of taking care of yourself professionally, with doing it the right way.”

Watch Kemp’s full appearance on The Dab Roast above. Scott Mckinley, producer and showrunner of The Dab Roast, said of the experience, “It was an honor to sit down and speak candidly with the man behind some of the most historic dunks in NBA history.”

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LeBron James physically tampered with Dennis Schroder last season’: Lakers talisman had his eyes set on Thunder star

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Dennis Schroder is reportedly being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Danny Green and the 28th pick in the NBA Draft.

With perhaps the first official trade of this NBA offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers have decided to bolster their backcourt. This is also the first trade since the trade deadline ended back in February.

With reports indicating Rajon Rondo’s potential departure from the Lakeshow, the Lakers made sure they had a decent point guard to lead them into the 2020-21 NBA season.

However, in doing so, the Lakers have lost their marksman from beyond the arc.

Dennis Schroder to the Lakers; Danny Green to the Thunder

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed in principle to trade Danny Green and their 28th pick in this year’s NBA draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder will be sending Dennis Schroder to the Lakers, officially, when the trade moratorium is lifted.

The reigning Sixth Man of the Year was a valuable piece in OKC’s run to the 5th seed in the Western Conference. He averaged 18.9 points and 4 assists in 30 minutes of action. He also shot 38.5% from 3 point land.

LeBron James ‘tampers’ with Dennis Schroder during last season

A video of LeBron James hugging Dennis Schroder during a matchup between the Lakers and OKC last season resurfaced online.

NBA Twitter was seen freaking out over this video as they hilariously claim this is LeBron tampering whilst the season was in play.

LeBron James has a reputation for luring stars to his team throughout the entirety of a season to bolster his squad for the next season. It is also being reported the Lakers are already in the hunt for a replacement for Danny Green.

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