Skip Bayless explains why Michael Jordan had tougher playoff competition than LeBron James

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Sports analyst Skip Bayless, who has said on numerous occasions that Michael Jordan is the true GOAT and called LeBron James a ‘phony GOAT’, made the case why MJ had tougher playoff competition than the Los Angeles Lakers superstar.

“1991, Michael Jordan’s first path to a ring, just might’ve been the toughest path in the history of the NBA,” Bayless said on UNDISPUTED.

He then proceeded listing every NBA great that the Chicago Bulls legend faced in the playoffs that year, such as Patrick Ewing’s Knicks, Charles Barkley’s Sixers, the Bad Boy Pistons and finally the Lakers with Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Byron Scott, Sam Perkins and Vlade Divac.