The Good, the Bad, the next MJ

Kobe and KG were the heirs to MJ's throne. Can they rescue their teams in the playoffs? Only if they combine the Good and Bad Jordan into one.

Updated: June 10, 2004, 5:35 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2

Before LeBron James, there were two heirs to the throne of Michael Jordan, two whose time seems about to go, two responsible for the evolution of the NBA and hoop itself. These two former Air Apparents happen to be the only hopes the Lakers and Timberwolves have in their NBA Western Conference semifinals. Both their teams have been thrown under the train.

For the Lakers, their hope is just to make their series competitive, run it out to seven, see if anything Spur sputters or smokes, desperately ...

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