Who’s better? LeBron James, or Michael Jordan? We can look at statistics all day, but let’s see what some former opponents, as well as a teammate of Michael Jordan’s opinion on who they would take.
1) Scottie Pippen
Pippen appeared on ESPN’s First Take and was asked how close LeBron James was to catching MJ. Here’s his response:
“The numbers don’t lie. He probably will never catch him in terms of MVP, but in terms of statistics, he’s right there. When you look across the board, not just scoring, check his assists, check his rebounds, he’s probably ahead of Jordan.”
2) Bill Laimbeer
Bill Laimbeer also appeared on ESPN’s First Take and was asked the question, “where are you on the greatest of all-time conversation?” His response:
“I’m very vocal. I think LeBron is the best player that’s ever played the game. He’s 6’8, 285 pounds, runs like the wind and jumps out of the gym. More importantly, when he came in the league from day one, he knew how to involve his teammates to win. that’s something Jordan had to learn for a long time. If you go by championships, obviously Michael Jordan has more championships, but I think LeBron, in any generation, would be doing what he’s doing right now. I firmly believe that he is the best basketball player in the history of the game.”
3) Isiah Thomas
Isiah Thomas appeared on Undisputed and was asked who he would pick, LeBron James or Michael Jordan. Here’s his response:
“I would pick LeBron James. If I’m trying to build a team, if you’re trying to win a series, I’m going with the brain.”
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