Here's my take on this whole LeBron vs. MJ (even vs. Kobe). MJ played in a league that had less teams that had better overall talent per team. When Kobe and LeBron played, the league expanded, thus diluting the talent pool. When LeBron played as a #1 or #2 seed, the #7 or #8 seed typically had a sub 500 record. The league, especially now, is terrible in officiating. I can't tell you how many travels, tic tac fouls and non-calls I've seen in the league in the past few seasons (and I barely watch NBA basketball). Kobe will always be over LeBron in my eyes clearly because the Western Conference is head over heels harder to win in then the East.
Here's how you should define these three: MJ: Best in the 1990s Kobe: Best in the 2000s LeBron: Best in the 2010s
Its interesting to see the disjointedness of cast members: Laurie Metcalf, John Goodman, Sarah Chalke and Sara Gilbert continued acting after Rosanne, they looked good. The others fell off the map, and they were terrible.
I was talking with someone the other day about this... What if the people who are turned to dust the ones that are actually still alive, and are just transported to the 'living' half of the universe, and the people that are still on screen are the ones that died?