I'm not sure what you're trying to imply with him overcoming the Pistons... are you trying to imply one route was easier/harder than the other?
Just looked up Kobe... didn't realize he won his first title at 21. Yes, I know he had Shaq. Just didn't realize he won that young. (I was in high school)
I'm absolutely trying to imply that Jordan had a harder route. People forget how stacked the Pistons, Lakers, and Celtics were in the 80s (the Pistons were late to the party, but they were still stacked by the end of the decade).
However, the average ESPN viewer would rather hear generalities and hyperbole than real substance.
Mike Mayock made a comment about this during the draft. Before he went into a substantive response to how Tebow will work with the Jets (not even in depth, anyone with even a little knowledge about Xs and Os understood), he prefaced it by saying something along the lines of 'that sound you hear is remotes across America clicking to something else because I'm about to talk Xs and Os'.
It sucks for fans who love the strategic aspect of sports.
I mean, Skip Bayless is an act, a character, I think most people know that by now, but Cuban eviscerated him to the point where he couldnt even keep his act up without stammering all over himself. Awesome.