Channing Frye had some interesting opinions about Michael Jordan.
There is no denying that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. In light of "The Last Dance," there have been numerous debates about Jordan and whether or not he would be a successful player in today's NBA. Of course, most people believe that Jordan would dominate in 2020 and that he would be averaging close to 40 points per game.
During a recent appearance on the Talking Blazers podcast, Channing Frye chimed in on the debate saying Jordan actually wouldn't be as dominant. As he explained, Jordan would have to be a more well-rounded player in today's game and that his leadership style would have made guys hate him.
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“He only had really one job. And that was to just score. And he did that at an amazing, amazing rate. But I don’t feel like his way of winning then would translate to what it is now,” Frye said. “Guys wouldn’t want to play with him. Right? I think you have to adjust and adapt, and to say that Jordan would average 50? No, he wouldn’t. Everyone would double team him.”
Frye's comments have gotten quite a bit of attention although he stands by his remarks. It's hard to imagine Jordan not being dominant in any era although we will never know for sure.