LeBron James says he could beat Michael Jordan in a one-on-one game in his prime. However, the living legend believes otherwise, saying “No question” he could beat LeBron.
When it comes to NBA, Michael Jordan is no doubt a legend. However, things have changed overtime, as we have seen new generation of players breaking past records and making great names for themselves, Michael Jordan’s legend is being challenged by LeBron.
According to a recent report by SI, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ star expressed confidence in himself by saying,
“Oh, I take myself. For sure. I mean, I’m going to take myself verses anybody. I’ll tell you one thing-they’re going to have to have a few Wheelchairs and a couple ambulances there to get us off the floor
During a Q&A session at the 20th Michael Jordan Flight School in Santa Barbara, Jordan said
“This is the ESPN question. I know it’s going to be all over ESPN. If I was in my prime, could I beat LeBron in a one-on-one game? No question. And he’s going to say no question.”
Michael Jordan in the past held a long-standing record for playoff minutes; however, James surpassed Jordan’s record, but Jordan still has a higher goal percentage (49.7 percent) and average points per game (30.1).
Jordan also said he would rather choose playing against Stephen Curry instead of LeBron.
“If I had a chance to go one-on-one with Stephen Curry or LeBron, which one would I chose?,” Jordan said. “Right now or when I was in my prime? Right now? Well, I’d go against Stephen Curry because I’m a little bit bigger than him so I could back him in, but LeBron’s a little bit too big.”
In a recent article by the Inquisitr, Michael Jordan bested Jimmy Butler in a friendly competition and proved to the world that he’s still the best player in the world.
This debate may continue for a very long time, and even fans are weighing in on who can defeat who. In a recent report by the Inquisitr, one particularJordan vs Lebron debate even resulted in a physical fight leading to the arrest of a 22-year-old Pennsylvania man after he assaulted his roommate over a debate about who was better between the two.
According to CBS Sports, James said he was the best player in the world. It is very obvious that both players believe they are the best in the world and this mindset may have contributed to their success.
What do you think about both players?
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