WHY does the NBA continue to promote certain players as "THE AIR APPARENT" to Michael Jordan? First it was Penny Hardaway and Grant Hill who were both undone by injuries,then it was Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter the former has fallen out of public favor and the latter has proven not to be a part of the upper echelon of NBA players. Lebron James is the latest player the NBA would love to take over Jordan's former position of hardwood dominance,but since he has failed to make the playoffs for the second year in the row in his brief career the NBA might start looking for the next young player to emerge from high school or college. I don't think it is fair to compare a young inexperienced player like Lebron to Jordan and expect him to live up to the same lofty standards. Jordan is my favorite player of alltime,but the NBA's inability to let go of the Jordan era is similar to a widower who lets the memory of his wife prevent him from having healthy romantic relationships with other women.