It would be awful. I remember watching Bond movies for fun solely. He would just run around killing dudes, and fucking their bitches in a ridiculous manner. I think that was the whole point. Not to be taken seriously.
Malone is nowhere near Duncan.
Duncan surpassed Kobe with this championship, but who knows what would of happened without the whole Kobe rape trial. That Shaq, Kobe, Payton, and Malone team had way too much drama going on. Malone wanted to fuck Kobe's wife, Payton hated the triangle, Shaq wanted more money, and Kobe was possibly going to prison. Kobe could of had 7 championships. The Spurs have just been more consistent with Duncan.
Why do you feel you should be reading more "classics"?
Is it, because you really believe you would get some great knowledge about life in them? Or just to seem "refined" and "cool" to certain people?
I read everything from Dostoevsky to Jon Ronson. Read whatever you think is interesting.
Try this book out:
Hope Duncan gets another ring. Probably the greatest champion since Jordan. Kobe, and Duncan are the baddest motherfuckers of the last 15 years. Those fools probably would of had 8 rings if it wasn't for each other.