The Top 10 Failed Next Michael Jordan

Still to this day we hear plenty of comparisons about today’s NBA greats to that of Michael Jordan; arguably the greatest NBA player to ever live. Whether it’s the continual discussions about LeBron James or Kobe Bryant chasing “Jordan’s Ghost” as something that motivates them on the floor, debates like these are part of pop culture now. However, for the few like James or Kobe that have approached Jordan’s level on a individual and team level, there have been many more NBA players that were hyped as the next Jordan only to fall drastically short of those expectations. This list takes a look at 10 of those players.

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For many of these guys, knowing how great Michael Jordan was during his NBA career was an impossible thing to match. Yet, with the hype machine that is the national media, all 10 of these guys had their names brought up in that conversation early in their respective careers and they could never live up to those expectations.

Many like Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, Kevin Durant, and even Harold Miner had one or two physical attributes that garnered those comparisons, but the NBA is the best league in the world, and to threaten the greatest of all time is just too much to ask. It’s tough to say whether those lofty expectations ended up hurting the overall careers of the guys on this list as many had highly successful careers in their own right, but being the next Michael Jordan never became a reality.

The NBA is a superstar-driven league and when teams are lucky enough to have a Top-5 player in the world right now, chances are plenty of success will follow. NBA bettors don’t need to look much further than LeBron James to prove that idea true as James entered the 2016-17 season having made the NBA Finals the past six seasons. But with only three rings in those six years, many out there still believe he’s not close to catching “Jordan’s Ghost” and if he can’t do it, it’s highly unlikely that anyone will.

From a betting perspective though, these superstars have huge impacts on point spreads and results, so understanding and accurately projecting how well guys like James, or the Kevin Durant’s and Russell Westbrook’s of the world will perform on a given night will help you beat the number.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 26 December
FT Memphis Grizzlies 102 - 112 Orlando Magic -149 +144 Odds
FT Milwaukee Bucks 102 - 107 Washington Wizards +145 -154 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 90 - 106 Detroit Pistons +190 -200 Odds
FT Charlotte Hornets 118 - 120 New Jersey Nets -256 +240 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 85 - 90 Chicago Bulls +120 -125 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 104 - 111 Pelicans +165 -185 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 115 - 131 Houston Rockets +775 +100 Odds
FT Atlanta Hawks 90 - 104 Wolves -123 +115 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 95 - 91 Blazers -303 +325 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 106 - 102 L.A. Clippers -175 +165 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 100 - 102 Sacramento Kings +325 -385 Odds
Tuesday 27 December
FT Memphis Grizzlies 103 - 113 Boston Celtics +290 -303 Odds
FT Thunder 106 - 94 Miami Heat -175 +185 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 123 - 107 Dallas Mavericks -185 +180 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 102 - 100 L.A. Lakers -222 +180 Odds
Wednesday 28 December
FT Charlotte Hornets 120 - 101 Orlando Magic -169 +160 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 105 - 111 Washington Wizards +170 -175 Odds
FT Milwaukee Bucks 119 - 94 Detroit Pistons +145 -154 Odds
AOT New York Knicks 98 - 102 Atlanta Hawks +190 -196 Odds
FT New Jersey Nets 99 - 101 Chicago Bulls +420 -476 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 98 - 102 Pelicans -105 +105 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 98 - 119 San Antonio Spurs +580 -667 Odds
FT Wolves 103 - 105 Denver Nuggets +161 -169 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 89 - 102 Blazers +110 -120 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 111 - 121 Warriors +420 -476 Odds
Thursday 29 December
FT Miami Heat 82 - 91 Charlotte Hornets +242 -244 Odds
FT Thunder 80 - 114 Memphis Grizzlies +101 -115 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 118 - 124 Cleveland Cavaliers +230 -250 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 83 - 100 Utah Jazz +1000 -2000 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 91 - 99 Phoenix Suns -455 +350 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 101 - 89 L.A. Lakers +160 -167 Odds
Friday 30 December
FT Chicago Bulls 101 - 111 Indiana Pacers +160 -169 Odds
FT New Jersey Nets 95 - 118 Washington Wizards +300 -333 Odds
FT Miami Heat 114 - 117 Boston Celtics +420 -435 Odds
FT New York Knicks 92 - 104 Pelicans +145 -149 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 116 - 140 Houston Rockets +485 -526 Odds
FT Milwaukee Bucks 99 - 116 Wolves +102 -112 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 98 - 105 Atlanta Hawks +125 -135 Odds
FT Blazers 94 - 110 San Antonio Spurs +460 -526 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 124 - 122 Denver Nuggets +480 -556 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 99 - 108 Warriors +2500 -3333 Odds
Saturday 31 December
FT Memphis Grizzlies 112 - 98 Sacramento Kings -120 +110 Odds
FT Milwaukee Bucks 116 - 96 Chicago Bulls +135 -145 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 121 - 109 Charlotte Hornets -109 +103 Odds
FT New York Knicks 122 - 129 Houston Rockets +750 -1250 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 86 - 91 Utah Jazz +600 -556 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 88 - 114 Thunder +375 -400 Odds
Sunday 01 January
San Antonio Spurs 18:00 Atlanta Hawks -175 +165 Odds
Detroit Pistons 18:00 Miami Heat -189 +175 Odds
Orlando Magic 18:00 Indiana Pacers +205 -227 Odds
Blazers 19:00 Wolves +200 -208 Odds
Toronto Raptors 21:30 L.A. Lakers -417 +375 Odds

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