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WHO MIGHT ACTUALLY DESERVE TO BE CALLED "THE NEXT JORDAN?" LEBRON SEEMS A SAFE BET, NO?

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Couple of things happening recently got us on this thought train: first off, in two weekends, Julia Roberts returns to movies with Duplicity. You know how many actresses have been called "the next Julia Roberts?" Everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Katherine Heigl, with a bunch more in between. Then, to bring it back to sports, look at the three leading MVP contenders in the NBA (we'd argue, at least): Kobe, D-Wade, and Bron Bron. All have been likened to Jordan at some point. Final concept that keeps MJ on the brain: the Bobcats could actually make the playoffs (and play the Cavs?!? Ha!) So…is anyone really deserving of the title "the next Jordan?" No. You'd be better off being called "the first (whatever your name is)." Pressure's too great, as this list will explain a lil' more.