Legendary NBA center Hakeem Olajuwon was once asked about the comparison between Michael Jordan and LeBron James. The two-time NBA champion thought the comparison is not fair back in 2015 because Jordan ‘is far superior player’.
“When people start comparing him with Jordan, then that’s not a fair comparison. Jordan was a far more superior player in a very tough league, and he was very creative. That’s not taking away anything from LeBron because he is a great player, but it is not a fair comparison because Jordan is a far superior player,” Olajuwon told CNBC via Will Starjacki of Basketball Network.
LeBron won his fourth NBA title since the quote has been made. But this may not have changed Olajuwon’s views since the number of championships won wasn’t one of his criteria.