LeBron James’ Better Than Michael Jordan, Rick Rubin Gets Disrespected, Yeezus Returns

In this week’s Pulse Report, we’re going to stop the bickering and admit LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan past and present, watch how disrespected Rick Rubin was this week, keep it 100 about Kanye West‘s return and oh SOHH much more.

1. Vice City

I hate to admit it to y’all, but CONGRATULATIONS TO LEBRON JAMES AND THE MIAMI HEAT FOR TURNING ME INTO A BELIEVER. There’s something I need to be quite honest to y’all about. I’ve been a New York Knicks fan all of my life and never once have I seen the Knicks play with as much heart and passion as the Heat did both in Game 6 and Game 7 of this NBA Finals. I’ve hated on LeBron well before his days of wearing sandals in South Beach and I’m likely going to still scream, “JAMES SUCKS” at Knicks games, but you have to give it up to the doggy. He’s got game. And as I watched the glitz and glamour of the celebration last night, I couldn’t help but think something I’ve always been told not to: Could LeBron James really be better than Michael Jordan in his prime? Those thoughts normally get shut down by “MJ never lost an NBA Finals” or “MJ was the heart of the team” yada yada yada. And so I dismissed the idea until Friday when I read a really good article:

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With the Miami Heat’s Game 7 win over the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James earned his second career NBA title. He now has four MVPs, two rings and two Finals MVPs. And he’s only 28 years old. As a point of reference, Michael Jordan had two MVPs, one title and one Finals MVP by the time he was 28. James entered the NBA directly from high school, so he got a jump on Jordan. LeBron just finished his 10th season, while Jordan had only been in the league for eight years by the time he was 28. Jordan finished his career with six NBA titles, winning in 1991, 92, 93 96, 97 and 98. Nate Silver of The New York Times takes an interesting look at LeBron’s chances of winning as many titles as Jordan. Looking at other players who have won a title and MVP by the time they were 28, Silver concludes that it’ll be difficult for James to win six championships. (USA Today)

Make sure y’all go and check out that USA Today article, it has some pretty cool visuals that I know you doggies will appreciate. Think about it. LeBron has been to the NBA Finals four times, won two, lost two. He’s been named an NBA MVP four times already. He’s shattered records in scoring and pretty much all categories you can think of. Is it time that we swallow the truth and admit LBJ is better than MJ was back in the day? And oh yeah, let’s also remember LeBron won these two NBA championships BY HIMSELF compared to Michael who had Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr and a bunch of other Hall of Fame players. Hard facts but we’re all going to have to let our guards down and keep it real.

2. GTFOH

Look, I really don’t try to sound like a geezer or even a hip-hop nerd on here but some of y’all are out of your damn minds for not knowing who Rick Rubin is. It’s one thing if this were “Wizard of Oz” and no one ever saw the man behind the screen but we’re talking about a doggy that single-handedly (sorry Russell) put all of your favorite rappers on the map by starting off Def Jam. SMH. But, without idiots the world just wouldn’t be as funny. I gotta give props to Smoking Section for putting me up on this. There’s a few more, but these are just some of the hilarious “WHO THE HELL” tweets about Rick Rubin appearing in that Samsung/Jay-Z commercial last weekend. LOL.

LMFAO!!! No further comments! LOL. But, C’MON!

3. Moment of the Week: The Return of Yeezus

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Yeezus sucks. I’m sorry, it hurts me to write that but it does. I know there are a lot of positive reviews of it but I just can’t co-sign that as what is going to be the album of the summer. I look at a lot of things about it. I wanted to know more about his relationship with Kim Kardashian. Got nothing. I wanted to get an idea of what he was thinking of becoming a father, let’s remember he announced Kim’s pregnancy back in December and had time to address it. Got nothing. What I feel happened is Kanye wanted to experiment and draw attention and it just didn’t work for me, at least. I’m not going to get into the whole discussion about the religious title and the Jesus Christ discussion, but sticking to the music, I just could not rock with it.

Yeezus is a typical whirlwind of contradictions (Kanye the sex-crazed psycho, Kanye the racially profiled, Kanye the God), but we exit gaining little insight about Kanye West as a man (the expectant father, the Kim Kardashian boyfriend, the Rick Rubin side-kick). The album closes with “Bound 2,” an old-school College Dropout throwback–built on a warped soul sample, crammed full of classic Kanye observations. “One good girl is worth a thousand bitches,” he notes, between sink-top sex and Fight Club references. “You remember where we first met? / OK, I don’t remember where we first met / But admitting is the first step.” Perhaps more of these layers will unravel in time–if there’s one artist who’s earned our dedicated spins, it’s this guy. In the meantime, it’s a beautiful blast of humanity on an album–a perplexing, fascinating, absorbing album–that often feels outside normal human grasp. (Paste Magazine)

4. Mrs. Butterworth: Nicki Minaj

I don’t care what anyone says or how many times I’ve featured Nicki Minaj on here, she’s getting Mrs. Butterworth of the Year respect now. This needs no lead-in, doggies:

Nicki

SPEECHLESS.

5. Rappers Say The Darndest Things: Rest In Peace James Gandolfini

Aight, y’all know how I am when it comes to putting your favorite rappers on blast but I’d rather give a pass to that this week and pay homage to one of the best on-screen television actors I’ve ever watched. I’ve never liked New Jersey for anything more than the fact my New York Jets play there on Sundays until I started watching “The Sopranos” back in the early 2000’s. Even as a kid, I couldn’t get enough of seeing this big, fat but lovable mob boss deal with real-life situations and do things that most of us doggies would do. Well, minus all the crime and shooting, his movements, actions and even the dialogue was entertaining. I ended up purchasing the entire box set when the series ended in 2007 and make it a point to watch an episode a few times a week. Hearing and reading about James Gandolfini’s passing hurt a doggy for real and it’s almost like losing someone your really knew, even though that wasn’t the case. If I had it my way, this entire day’s Pulse Report would have been dedicated to “Tony” but that wasn’t possible.

***Aight doggies, keep in mind, I’m a diehard Knicks fan so everyone who wants to say I’m on that Miami Heat bandwagon, later with that ‘isn. The NBA season is over and at the very least I can hope the Knicks were motivated. Now it’s about trying to patch up the New York Yankees and the New York Jets. If y’all haven’t seen it, mess with Man of Steel this weekend! I’ll catch y’all on Tuesday! –BB***



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  • Fuck Marcy

    nice rack.

  • James Sorce

    You are a fool if you believe Lebronda James is better than Michael. Michael changed the game. Lebronda & co assembled a team & according to the times One has to believe that this was a plan & they had to justify the assemble. The Bulls never went to game 7 & Lebronda wore #23 after who? I’m sure kids won’t be wearing Lebronda’s shoes some 15 years after he last played. Knock it off!!! You sound as ridiculous as these idiot ass crack babies that got big & don’t know anything but think they know it all. Technically people should be better(just like technology) as time goes on but come on people Jordan didn’t cry(half) as much & didn’t go play w/ Bird, or Magic he wanted to beat them

  • 5789007

    MJ > Lebron suck a dick doggie

  • green_ messiah

    Why do we have to compare every fucking basketball player? Let’s just enjoy all of them for what they are. I mean Jason Kidd wasn’t mj either but I still enjoyed watching him play. Just sit back and admire the athleticism.

  • green_ messiah

    Y’all niggas think nicki gives good head?

  • King Of All Kingz

    CO-SIGN 100%

  • King Of All Kingz

    100% FALSE!!! ….& I’m A DIE-HARD (LEBRON) FAN & Been One Since I First Heard About Him Back In 2001 & I RESPECT & KNOW (KOBE) Will Go Down As “ONE OF THE GREATEST” PLAYERS TO EVER PLAY… HIM & MY NIGGA (BRON) …But There Will NEVER-EVER-EVER-EVER Be Another (MICHAEL JEFFREY JORDAN) …NEVER!!! & That’s Why He IS, WAS & ALWAYS WILL BE THE GREATEST OF ALL-TIME POINT, BLANK… PERIOD!!!! …He Was Just GREATER Than GREAT & Not Because Of His 6 RINGS, 6 FINALS MVP, 5 REGULAR SEASON MVP’s, 10 SCORING TITLES, DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD or Any Of That… It’s Just Because Of His WILL TO WIN & The Way He PLAYED THE GAME On BOTH ENDS EVERY NIGHT & Was 100% DOMINANT With It & That’s Not A Knock On (KOBE, LEBRON or Any Of The Other GREATS) But (JORDAN’s) GAME, WILL TO WIN, ATHLECTICISM & COMPETITIVE NATURE & What He Brought To The GAME PERIOD.. ON & OFF THE COURT, Just Stands Out MORE Than Everybody Else & ALWAYS WILL… Nothing MORE… Nothing LESS!!!!

  • song

    dawg, last time I read one of your articles was 3 years ago. You´re lame ass still using the world doggie¿ shitttt I use to use that word back in my first year of highschool, get grown you chump!

  • Eric Smith

    indeed

  • disqus_ZTJxGjMaUL

    Somebody please smack the shit out of this idiot.

  • Offew1988

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    The Bulls never went to game 7 & Lebronda wore #23 after who? I’m
    sure kids won’t be wearing Lebronda’s shoes some 15 years after he last
    played. Knock it off!!!

  • Doe Boy

    you not a true fan of the sport…the day when Jordan played the nba had more competition….you gotta look at this from a big pic type shit…the real ? is would labron been as good in the nba in the mid 80s to late 90s…the nba was not fun happy happy bac then…labron would have been getting knock on his shit by the knicks and the bad boyz in Detroit…it was more talent in the nba overall…therefor more mvp type player….magic/bird/barkley/ewing/Olajuwon/isiah Thomas/karl Malone/david robinson…im jus tryin to she yes labron is good….but mike played at a time when the nba was at its best….in he was the best of the best…mike play at a time when it was ok for big man to knock sumbody on thay ass…let jus keep it real the nba don’t let the stars get touch(cuz that fuck wit the money)….in the nba I still love it but don’t have as much overall talent

  • German Solano

    i swear i feel like punchng myself in the face each time i read the word doggie

  • http://plus.ly/carlos Carlos Limardo

    I don’t care who’s better, nobody fucking with Js. LOL, till someone puts out some better kicks, stfu.

  • King Of All Kingz

    I HEAR & SEE What THE MEDIA Is Trying To Do LOUD & CLEAR With Their SHIT-STARTING ASS & That SHIT IS 100% WEAK Cause Like I Said Before… Ya’ll FALLING FOR IT HOOK, LINE & SINKER!!! …DO I BELIEVE THAT (LEBRON) Has The TALENT To Be GREAT??? …HELL YEAH I DO Cause I Know When It’s All SAID & DONE… He Will DEFINITELY Be ONE OF THE GREATEST TO EVER PLAY HANDS DOWN & So Will (KOBE) …But Not “THE GREATEST” YA FEEL ME… (JORDAN) ALREADY OWN THAT TITLE & WILL DIE WITH IT ALSO, So THE MEDIA Need To QUIT TRYING TO START SHIT & Let These UNNECESSARY ASS COMPARISONS Go & Let (LEBRON) Continue To Make His Own NAME, HISTORY & PATH Towards HIS OWN LEGACY… Not (JORDAN’s) & Not (KOBE’s) EITHER… HIS OWN!!!

  • Joseph Sauceda

    This mutherphucker is so fuckig stupid yea he did it by himself I guess he don’t have ray Allen Dwayne wade Chris bosh and people always forget this shit who the fuck in the nba right now can compete with miami nobody cause they’re all fucking young duhh and if he can win by himself how come they got swept by San Antonio in 2007 and that’s shit I don’t see how the fuck lebron is the MVP when for the regular season I think Carmelo should get it or kd.. Miami got so fuckin lucky spurs blew game 6 look who jordan had to play in the finals and all the teams in the nba in the 90s… Lakers, supersonic, Utah jazz twice, Phoenix suns and the trailblazers lebron played the mavericks okc, San Antonio spurs

  • lust1kiddo

    Why Nicki face a different color than her body ??

  • Shizzo

    Hahahaha this writer is fucking NUTTY. Like he can’t be serious. Your facts about Lebron are all inaccurate. What major records did he break? How has he won 2 NBA titles by himself? What about future first ballo hall of famer D Wade? Mike Miller and Chris Bosh last year helped too. Ray Allen along with a key rebound by Bosh helped them win game 6. Also who are the BUNCH of hall of famers that Jordan played with? I count Rodman and Pippen, who else? You write controversial shit just to get attention. I honestly don’t know how it is you even have this column on Sohh smh

  • Guest

    Simple as This:
    Michael Jordan was able to play with good basketball players during his reign in the NBA and through his skills as an NBA basketball player he was able to turn those good players into great players. For Jordan’s first 3 championships he worked with the team he had.

    Jordan’s & LeBron’s First Championship Team Salary Comparisons

    1990-1991 Chicago Bulls Team Salary
    $10,040,000

    2011-2012 Miami Heat Team Salary
    $74,117,458

    2011-2012 Miami Heat *3* Player Salary (LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh)
    $47,736,000

    Michael Jordan, along with Phil Jackson, took the team they had and won championships against legendary NBA basketball players. Michael Jordan, along with Phil Jackson, took the Chicago Bulls against the likes of Patrick Ewing, Larry Bird, Robert Parish, Kevin McHale, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Moses Malone, David Robinson, Isiah Thomas and Shaquille O’Neal to win NBA championship titles. These 14 players were on NBA’s list of “50 Greatest Players” in 1996 and 3 of them were on the same team.

    It doesn’t matter how many championships LeBron James wins with Miami or with any other team throughout his NBA career. Until LeBron James can take a “good” team of players and win 3 championships in a row against legendary players then there’s no contest. Honestly, Miami shouldn’t lose a single game with over $47 million going to 3 starting players. Because team loyalty seems to be a rarity in professional sports these days LeBron James appears to be following the money and teams will throw money at him. Michael Jordan had to work to get his money from the Bulls organization because Jerry Krause (GM) didn’t want the organization to spend the millions on 1 player. Jordan’s salary was $2.5 million when he won his first title with the Chicago Bulls.

    LeBron James is a great basketball player, but I have serious doubts he will be as legendary as Michael Jordan. The first two NBA championships LeBron James won were bought. Niiice legacy. Oh yeah…FYI: Michael Jordan never had a dominant Center. If anyone brings up Bill Cartwright my response to them will be he was never a dominating Center.

  • Kitwana Robinson

    BB who was a idiot put on pic of champion photo …. wow !

  • Guest

    Honestly, they’re trying so hard to force LeBron on & down the throats of NBA Fans. He is not MJ, & never will be, so let it go already cause MJ never-ever had his heart questioned & never will… LeBron Has & that’s one of the many Key Differences between the 2, no matter how many rings he wins or records he breaks.

  • clacc

    they entered the league at different ages u morons … u shudnt compare them at age but at amount of years in the league fools

  • C.Ok

    God I just want to tittyfuck her

  • C.Ok

    This writer is a fucking idiot. Lebron did it himself? He’s one missed Ray Allen 3 away from being destroyed by the media today. Lebron is still too nice of a guy, he was mostly non-existent in this series until Game 7.

  • Weedras

    Even if Lebron can beat the likes of the great Utah Jazz while battling the flu…. he still can’t walk near MJ… you must be on some shit or you’re just dumb…

  • King Bunzy

    First Of All Michael Jordan Didnt PLay in the Era Of Straight to high school players and secondly he has a ncaa championship, and he didnt run to magic or larry when he couldnt beat detroit (a la james vs celtics) so Cut the crap.. kid is gettin trophy’s catered to him to live up to all the hype and marketing the machine that is david stern set for him.. JORDAN = GREATEST EVER and the game aint what it used to be so dont even compare james to anyone before 1997

  • Bubblegum Bobby

    Goddamn, I normally hate her, but fuck, Nicki can get it. Those are fucking phenomenal. I wonder if her ass is real tho lol..
    I don’t mind busting one on a girl wearing green lipstick fuck it lol

  • BlackGuy4260

    Fake or not those breast on Nicki are amazing. On another note, Michael Jordan was going up against Future Hall of Fame Big Men, Shooting Guards, Point Guards to get those rings. Lebron is in a Era where undeveloped talent rules the NBA with the exception of a few players.

  • RECKZ_DEKKA

    I wouldent say yeezus is kanes best album but most deffenitly dosent suck. So FUCK whoever wrote this bullshit on that point

  • anthony

    Why does no one ever bring up slam dunk contest championships?

  • dave

    Stupid Lebron homers, comparing age versus seasons, knowing Jordan blows Lebron out of the water.

  • Cavadias

    Please stop all these LeBron & MJ comparisons enough is enough he will never be better than Jordan period & I’m no Bulls fan this is ridiculous article Jordan us 6 for 6 in the Finals, LeBron should be 1-3 if it wasn’t for the Spurs completely coming apart in those last 28 seconds I never saw Jordan quit in any games ever do you realize the 1st 5 of this series Danny Green was the MVP he was outplaying your Highness, LeBron is a great player no doubt but he’s not better than Jordan,Magic, Bird,Kareem etc let him play his career out 1st before you label him the greatest of all time.

  • PG King

    What about Bill Russell. He won 11 championships. People need to focus on Lebron James and Kobe Bryant. They are active players.

  • JusticeBringer

    Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett were around during MJ’s time, Stern later stopped allowing HS players, and anyone comparing Magic and Bird to Wade and Bosh needs a CT scan. Magic and Bird had 6 NBA MVP and 5 NBA Finals MVP trophies between them. LeBron would’ve needed to combine Tim Duncan with Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash with Kobe Bryant for that.

  • Willis Deqfedt

    they threw some D’s on that B8tch!

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