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I’ve always been of the mindset that LeBron has, and will continue to, surpass Jordan as the games greatest of all time (bringing Chamberlain or Russell into the argument as well could go forever!) but I do agree with what you’re saying in regards to his role in the team.

It’s all good to look at stats and, while MJ has the points per game lead, LeBron is leading comfortably in rebounds and assists making him theoretically the better all-round player.

But like you say, there’s reason that Jordan was so successful at finals time and LeBron has been far less so and that has a lot to do with how he plays WITH his team, not as well as his team

MJ or LeBron: Why there's a clear winner in the race to be basketball's GOAT

Well this is looking like it could be a 120+ winning margin at this rate, the Roos should be disappointed if they don’t win my more than triple figures from here

North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, highlights

My first thought was that the call was definitely way too harsh giving a red for what looked to just be a very well-timed tackle. Once he’d made the tackle and lifted, momentum took him forward and there’s not much he could have done to avoid the ball-runner landing the way he did for mine

KNOW YOUR LAWS: Did this tackle really warrant a red card?

Ditto marfu, as an Aussie I’d love to see Ricciardo take a seat at Mercedes and challenge for a title, but I feel for Bottas and all the scrutiny he gets.

He’s a solid, consistent performer and he’s basically there to support Hamilton’s title bid and scoop up the scraps for the constructors, and he does that job well. I’d hate to see him pushed to the side despite his improvements from last season.

Mercedes already have a driver who can take the championship and two drivers that take the constructors, they don’t need to bring in Ricciardo for the sake of challenging their own driver for a championship they would already win

Why Bottas deserves a new Mercedes deal

This is incredibly devastating to read Harry but written beautifully and with true meaning. I’m sorry you had to experience that but I really do hope your message reaches the people that need to see it most

Forty years ago, we were all in Hell

It’s raining three’s from both sides!! Defence in the paint is keeping everyone out wide but they’re just slotting them from beyond the arc like it’s nothing!

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers: NBA Playoffs Game 3 live scores, blog

76ers were off the mark in game 2 and they looked to fall away pretty quickly as soon as they slipped behind a little bit. This will be a tough one on the road and they can’t afford to just give in so easily again.

I think if Heat take this game then they take the series

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers: NBA Playoffs Game 3 live scores, blog

Simmons a little sloppy early, but Dragic is on a whole other level of aggression, he needs to be careful he doesn’t get fouled out very early in this game

Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat: Ben Simmons, NBA Playoffs Game 2 live scores, blog

They needed that one. It’s been far from the start they would have been hoping for leading into a game like this considering the matchup, but with one on the board they’ll hopefully be able to open up a bit and play with some more confidence up front

Australian Hockeyroos vs Canada: Commonwealth Games Women’s hockey live scores, blog

Is that a swish from his OWN free-throw line??

Club Roar winners announced: The biggest, best and funniest of grassroots sports

I went to the CS:GO IEM last year, my first live eSports event, and it was insanely fun! How anyone can say eSports is anti-social or “like pokies to millennials” as the SBS piece you linked stated, is beyond me.

It’s like the whole Pokemon GO argument all over again.

These things, these events, bring thousand and thousands of people together. People at the CS:GO event were spending hours hanging out and talking to other people they’d never met before in their life, they interacted with a whole crowd of people with similar interests.

Some may laugh at it, but strangers were high-fiving and laughing with each other whenever their favourite team got the final kill cam in a game. The atmosphere is of excitement at these things and everyone there loves the same thing and wants to enjoy it with other people who love it.

If you don’t like eSports, don’t watch it… but let other people enjoy it

Esports are just as social as traditional sports. Here's why

Incredible from De Minaur considering the kid is ranked 139 in the world and he just took the No. 5 to five sets. Huge future if he avoids the Tomic path who was in a similar position when he was De Minaur’s age

Alex de Minaur vs Alexander Zverev: Australia vs Germany, Davis Cup tennis live scores, blog

The win tonight propels Brisbane from second last up into 7th on the ladder, just one win behind the Wanderers who are holding onto that last finals position at the moment.

For Perth, they slip down one spot beneath tonight’s opponent in the standings now on equal points.

But with a goal difference of -17, a whole seven goals lower than the next worst in the league, it’s going to be a tough slog for them to gain positions in the coming weeks.

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

Chris Harold's double isn't enough to overcome Brisbane at Suncorp this evening,#CREATEDESTINY #BRIVPER pic.twitter.com/oWzDueWoPv— Perth Glory FC (@PerthGloryFC) January 18, 2018

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

Full Time
The final whistle sounds and Brisbane have snapped the losing streak, snapped the goalless streak and they are headed back towards the top six after a very rough first half of their season.

A thrilling contest of attacking football throughout the 90 minutes kept the game unpredictable with five goals coming across the night.

Brisbane was able to jump ahead twice only for Perth to hit straight back in very quick fashion both times, but a third goal late in the second half was one hurdle too many for the Glory to stay in the game and they leave Brisbane without a competition point.

It was a highly entertaining game to watch from start to finish with plenty of goals, but both sides left a few huge chances on the pitch in what could have easily been a seven or eight-goal contest, but it wasn’t to be and the home side take the points with goals to Avraam Papadopoulos, Ivan Franjic and finally the returning Brett Holman to finish the job.

For Perth, it was a brace to Chris Harold that kept them alive and kicking in the game for as long as they did.

Brisbane Roar: 3
Perth Glory: 2

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

90‘ – +4

Brisbane taking all the time in the world to keep play moving, happy to burn the clock as they win a free kick deep in the Perth half on the right edge of the box. Will they have a crack at goal number four? Or will they just play the ball back and take the whistle?

It’s definitely the later and Maccarone just holds and works it back defensively

Brisbane Roar: 3
Perth Glory: 2

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

Yellow Card
90‘ – +3

Shane Lowry is a very late addition to the refs book for a lazy challenge. A few bananas tonight across both sides in a heated clash

Brisbane Roar: 3
Perth Glory: 2

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

90‘ – +2

Deep clearance from Young and Brisbane are just trying to keep the ball in the enemy half. Perth firing off a long ball in hope of finding a stray target up front but to no avail.

There hasn’t been a lot of method to the Glory madness since conceding the third goal

Brisbane Roar: 3
Perth Glory: 2

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

90‘ – +1

We’re past the regulation 90 and Perth are living on borrowed time now. A Brisbane win is well within reach as Perth look to shoot down the left wing, only to give up a goal kick trying to force the corner

Brisbane Roar: 3
Perth Glory: 2

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

90‘ – SUBSTITUTION

A final change for Brisbane, bringing on Mitch Oxborough and taking of Khalfallah

Brisbane Roar: 3
Perth Glory: 2

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

89‘ – The Roar moving well with their short passing game through the middle, maintaining control and just keeping the pill out of reach of the frantic Glory defence, pushing hard and piling on the pressure

Brisbane Roar: 3
Perth Glory: 2

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

88‘ – Perth back in possession ad very quickly into the enemy half, pushing the ball from side to side looking for something, anything, up front that they can pounce on.

But Brisbane make the steal and Maccarone is there early to control the pill and make sure his side stay in control with the clock winding down

Brisbane Roar: 3
Perth Glory: 2

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

87‘ – Lowry ends his own sides chance there by giving away a foul at the least opportune time. Brisbane in no rush to get play up and running again, playing it safe along the back and they are really looking to park the bus now by the looks of it.

Brisbane Roar: 3
Perth Glory: 2

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

86‘ – Castro up the guts now, finding a team mate over to the right and into the edge of the box. Harold sends the cross into the middle but Italiano has to go and chase it out the other side of the penalty area.

Brisbane getting numbers back in defence and Perth have to reset and have another go on goal.

Still in possession. That’s the key for the visitors.

Brisbane Roar: 3
Perth Glory: 2

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

85‘ – The Roar holding it in their own half and Perth are just chasing the ball like an U5’s game, swarming the football trying to get possession and keep themselves alive.

Brisbane Roar: 3
Perth Glory: 2

Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog