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Michael Jordan in his prime would beat LeBron James

Many people feel that Michael Jordan was the greatest to ever play the game of basketball but on the flip side, today’s die hard fan would say that LeBron James is the best player on the planet at this moment.

MJ though, a six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls says that he would beat James 1-on-1 … in his prime, of course.

During a Q+A session at his Michael Jordan Flight School Basketball Camp in Santa Barbara this past weekend. Jordan answered the big question around the 3:50 mark in the video above, about playing LeBron James 1-on-1, along with other interesting inquiries ranging from who’s the biggest trash talker to dreams of becoming a weatherman had the basketball thing not worked out.


In LeBron’s defence though, he is not a 1-on-1 style player. Jordan, along with Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony are isolation players and thrive off that. James, is a pure team player, who gets his team-mates involved.

James is fairly open about this as well. Check out this exchange from 2010 when Bryant said he would beat James in a 1-on-1 and gave his explanation as to why and check out the Cleveland Cavaliers star’s response.

James’ ‘agitated’ response in 2011:

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