Fans Decimate Aaron Rodgers for Michael Jordan Comparison After Playoffs Drubbing: “Ended Up Going Out Like Paul Pierce”

Published 01/23/2022, 7:30 AM EST

If you’ve seen ‘The Last Dance,’ then you know that the series is an exemplary story of success. Led by Michael Jordan and a star cast that included the likes of Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Ron Harper, Toni Kukoc, Steve Kerr, the series covers the story behind the championship-winning Chicago Bulls of the 1997-98 NBA season.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – JUNE 11: Michael Jordan #23 and Scottie Pippen #33 of the Chicago Bulls celebrate after winning game five of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz on June 11, 1997 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE/Getty Images)

So when Aaron Rodgers and teammate Davante Adams posted a picture of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen on their respective Instagram stories back in July of last year, it signaled to fans that it could be the last dance for the Green Bay Packers‘ duo as well.

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And when the time came for Aaron Rodgers to deliver, the Packers were knocked out by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Divisional Round. What followed were Twitter reactions decimating the NFL star.

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Twitter reacts to Aaron Rodgers’ Loss

When both Rodgers and Adams posted their respective Instagram stories, it appeared as though they compared themselves to Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. But with the loss came a heap of reactions that rained fire on Rodgers.

Some fans compared the duo to the famous moment in the NBA when Paul Pierce left the game in a wheelchair during Game 1 of the 2008 NBA finals. The irony, however, was that the Celtics ended up as champions in 2008 – unlike the Packers who were knocked out.

Additionally, several fans and experts unleashed heavy criticism on the Packers’ Quarterback, blaming him for the loss.

Some others were not only disappointed with the NFL star, but also with the construction of the team. They blamed the Special Teams coach Maurice Drayton for the loss due to a poor play that cost them the win.

Others had some more hilarious reactions to share, depicting both frustration and joy at the Packers’ loss.

In Conclusion

Based on the Instagram stories alone, it’s fair to say that the Packers fell short miserably. This performance, based on the Twitter reactions, can clearly be considered as non-Jordanesque on Rodgers’ part, especially after he was named MVP back in 2020.

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Dec 13, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) celebrates with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after a touchdown during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports| Credit-Reuters

Many consider Michael Jordan as the greatest of all time. With 6 titles, 5 MVP awards, and a whole host of iconic moments, Jordan appears to be an inspiration to many, even beyond basketball itself. This was the case with Aaron Rodgers too. However, one must not forget how much of a Herculean task it is to match Jordan’s legacy.

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Sameer Prasad Koppolu

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Sameer is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having graduated from Manipal Institute of Technology, he has always had a keen interest in basketball and the numbers behind the game. With a goal to become a Sports Performance Analyst for a professional sports team, Sameer brings insights backed by data.

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