Lebron is pretty good. No doubt. And statistic-wise he will end up in the same league as Jordan.
But, Jordan has one of those superstats that may not ever be beat. 50 or more points 8 times in playoff games. The next best is Wilt Chamberlain with 4 and Allen Iverson at 3. The level that Jordan played at in big games, in my opinion, still gives him the edge.
Lebron could have a lot of good years ahead of him still, though, so we'll have to see.
Lebron still has a long way to come before we can compare him with Michael Jordan.
If I were to compare them right now, I would choose Michael Jordan.
A hubber had asked a similar question a few months ago....Who is better Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant. I selected Michael Jordan. For your question....I also select MJ. Just like Elvis will always be the King of Rock and Michael Jackson will always be the King of Pop...MJ will always be the King of the Court. Lebron might think he is, but he's not. Doesn't compare to Air Jordan.
Having the benefit of watching Jordan play his entire career and watching Lebron now, plus also also having the opportunity to watch Kobe Bryant helps me answer this question. Michael Jordan. Jordan's career reads like an Ivy League Basketball Resume. LeBron is physically stronger, but Jordan had (still has) this competitive edge border-lining on the compulsive side, which LeBron James doesn't have. Kobe Bryant? Kobe has the stats comparable to Jordan, but he's just Scottie Pippen in a Lakers uniform.
Jordan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ill take Jordan over Lebron because Jordan was surrounded by key players not super stars.
Well I have a game worn autographed jersey on my wall, along with an assortment of autographed pics on the wall..so my answer might seem a little prejudice... I'm a HUGE Jordan fan, and have to say he was the best ever.
I used to watch that guy run right through defenders with jaw dropping style, and he did it with such grace, he made it look so easy. He made me feel like I could go out there and start dunkin on people. Lebron is solid, and no doubt one of the best, but to me #23 was unreal. But then of course, there's Larry Bird...
I watched a highlight vid of him the other night, man..... to anyone who hasn't seen the Bird highlight real, I strongly suggest watching that before coming to any conclusions as to who is the best...That guy had some CRAZY moves, CRAZY passes, and never stopped, ever.
Agree Larry Bird had this "I'm willing to walk through a brick wall" attitude so to beat him opponents had to match this intensity...it ultimately hurt him because he originally hurt his back I think paving his parents driveway himself
Didnt know the paving his parents driveway story (not surprised, that was the kind of guy he was), Ill look that one up, thanks!
Michael Jordan is.
I have a whole list of reasons I have on 2 sheets of paper. The same goes for is he better than Kobe. Sure he is. Kobe had a dominant MVP Shaq for 3 of his rings.
Right now I'd say Jordan, but I think Lebron has the potential to surpass him over the span of his career. I think too many people want to put him there right away.
As for Jordan doing everything by himself and Lebron needing help, I think that is untrue. On some of the greatest Bulls teams, Jordan had Pippen who could be argued as the second best player in the league at the time. He also had Rodman, who was arguably the best rebounder/defender of the time. Not to mention having Toni Kukoc, who was by far the best 6th man in the game and could have started on almost every team in the league. I'd say Jordan had plenty of help, possibly more than Lebron has right now.
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