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With MJ's 50th b-day coming up, who do you take in their prime?
Give it a few years. I believe Lebron is entering his prime as we speak and he has the potential to dominate like no one ever has.
Lebron is one of, if not THE most physically gifted athletes I've ever seen in any sport. But Jordan is by far the best basketball player. IMO
For this question, I'd ask myself "With 5 seconds left on the clock and down by one point, who hands do I want to have the ball". MJ all the way.
MJ..especially with today's rules that don't allow for defense.
BUT, LeBron is the best player since MJ (interesting stat: since 2003, LeBron's first year in the league, Kobe has taken 525 more shots and scored 86 fewer points than LeBron), he's just coming into his prime. The fact that he took Cleveland....CLEVELAND...to the NBA Finals is insane..especially when you consider that Mo Williams was the second best player on that team...MO WILLIAMS. By the time LeBron is done, he could end up being the best all around player the game has seen.
One on one? I'll take Lebron. Who do I want on a team? MJ.
I'm not a fan of the NBA but it does seem from what I've seen in highlights that Lebron has a complete game now with his outside shooting coming around. I think one on one he would be able to beat MJ more times than not. I don't think anyone saw the court like MJ though and he was the definition of clutch.
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LBJ.... yeah I said it.
That makes good sense, but I would have to go with Jordan on a team or one on one. Reason being, Jordan adapted to everything thrown at him, and absolutely refused to lose. When a team found a way to stop him, he found a way to overcome whatever they threw out him.
My favorite was Gerald Wilkens, the Jordan Stopper. Brought in to shut down MJ. Interviewed before their first playoff game, Wilkens embraced the challenge, and made it clear that he was not brought in to score, he was brought in to stop MJ.
Jordan dropped 53 on him in that night, and absolutely humiliated him.
True, Jordan always seemed to rise to the occassion. No doubt.
Lebron should have played football. At WR/TE he would be unstoppable.
Funny, I take an opposite view when it comes to some of you. One-on-one, I take Jordan. Jordan is the better scorer and definitely the more clutch player.
But Lebron has been said to be the best teammate. Everyone wants to play with LBJ, which wasn't the case for Jordan. LBJ is the better rebounder and the better passer.
People forget that MJ was 28 when he won his first NBA title. Before then, I doubt anyone would say he was the GOAT. The biggest difference from MJ and LBJ is that MJ was fearless. He wasn't afraid of failure, which has been a big problem for LBJ. Primary reason why I believe LBJ is afraid to do the dunk competition.
LeBron is still working on his jump shot, MJ depended on his. I read LeBron over MJ in a 1 on 1. No way! If you have ever played 1 on 1 you know that no one drives the lane the entire game. Games are won on jump shots. Advantage MJ, game MJ!
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Up until this year I have said MJ...after last year's championship and this year's development of the jumper even more along with being a better rebounded and passer already, a wash scoring and defending...LBJ has taken the top spot in best I have ever seen...
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