Michael Jordan and LeBron James are two superstars who will forever be argued among fans in the never-ending GOAT debate. The fan bases always seem to pit them against each other, rather than just enjoy greatness while it’s in front of their face as opposed to trying to bring it down with frivolous talk.
But what does Michael Jordan actually think about the conversation?
In a recent interview, the Chicago Bulls legend admitted that James has already made his mark in the history books.
“We play in different eras,” Michael Jordan said of the comparisons between him and LeBron James. “He’s one of the best players in the world. It’s a natural tendency to compare eras to eras. … I think he’s made his mark. He will continue to do so.”
As of right now, LeBron has won three championships and earned four NBA Finals MVP awards as well a slew of other accolades during his career.
Jordan, meanwhile, is a six-time Champion, 14x All-Star, and 5x NBA MVP. He is widely considered the greatest to ever grace a basketball court, but don’t tell that to LeBron fans, because an argument will start.
In reality, there is no reason to compare the two because they are both great basketball players in their own time.