Michael Jordan was widely regarded as basketball’s greatest of all time for many decades.
LeBron James’ 2020 NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers changed how open-and-shut the debate was. Suddenly, he had four titles to Jordan’s six – but his came with three different teams.
And there is a case to be made that James’ squads were never as stacked with talent as Jordan’s were.
This week, Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard decided to offer his two cents on the MJ vs LeBron debate.
As far as Lillard is concerned, when it comes to this debate – there is no debate.
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 3, 2021
Lillard obviously isn’t the first to offer his thoughts on this controversial topic. Allen Iverson did it just a few weeks ago.
“[Jordan] was the best to me,” Iverson said. “I don’t put LeBron in the conversation because I love him so much as a person and as a basketball player. Me and Michael Jordan don’t have the personal relationship like me and LeBron. But those three–LeBron, Mike and Kobe–I’ve never seen nothing better. I’ve never seen a player better than those three.”
Yikes Urban Meyer. That hand went all the way in.https://t.co/liCVzOt3tz
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 4, 2021
No matter what side of things you fall on, clearly this debate isn’t going away any time soon.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.