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Withstanding the test of time

Jordan's greatness shouldn't be overshadowed by LeBron's dominance

Updated: February 18, 2013, 10:51 AM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

The unsettling thing about this whole Michael Jordan weeklong birthday celebration is that a great number of people, many of whom think of themselves as basketball fans, appear to have forgotten how impossibly great Jordan was as a player. They recognize the shoes and worship the jersey. They know the six NBA championships and that he was the star of the '92 Dream Team. They can identify historic clips, such as the shot over Craig Ehlo or the one over Bryon Russell or the signature dunks. But ...

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