Sports analyst Stephen A. Smith believes that the Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard is the closest thing to Michael Jordan. But not in terms of his level. According to Smith, LeBron James is the best player right now.
“I’m only looking at style in terms you’re an assassin in scoring plus you defend. I would say that player is Kawhi Leonard,” he explained. “I’m not saying he’s the best cause you know I don’t feel his is. I think it’s LeBron… but LeBron is a different kind of player than Michael Jordan was. LeBron is more of a facilitator even though he’s a career 27 point per game scorer. He’s not that assassin like that. Kawhi Leonard either scores or he defends. He doesn’t necessarily makes players around him better.”