You just killed your own argument. Players are still doing the "better basketball" crossover til this day. Nobody is on any basketball court in America saying,"watch me do the AI right quick." They did it for a few years a decade ago. You'll still see players jumping from the free throw line to dunk. Players mimic MJs fadeaway as well. Js sneakers are still $150. AI's? Not so much
Your right....players don't have AI's attitude anymore. So where's the influence? And black folks got just as much love for MJ as they do AI. I personally think we fuck with Jordan more.
So niggas will pick AI over MJ for their team?
6 rings against no rings
AI influenced players to not go to practice
Maybe the same 5-10 rappers are in most peoples top 5 because they are/were the best? Just food for thought tho...