Basket ball is an American game which reached it popularity in 1980’s. Michael Jordan and LeBron James are the two biggest names in the history of basketball. These two legends have careers of a lifetime as nobody can really match their records. Not many reach to such a peak where they’ve reached with the enormous amount of talent that they have. All the young players see them as their role models whereas the fans see them as the gods of the game. Many people have debated over the topic that which player is the greatest but the debate is still on as no one can really compare the greatness of the two.
Is Lebron James is Better than Michael Jordan?
Michael Jeffrey Jordan one of the biggest legend basketball has encountered in the history of the game. He was born on 17th February 1963. This 53 year old man still has the fire burning for the love and passion of the game. He’s still the principal and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. He has played 15 NBA seasons for Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. In 1980’s and 1990’s Jordan is considered the reason for the popularity of basketball all over the world. He was the considered the one of the most influential athletes of his time.
He held his position for the shooting guard for almost an decade. He was the best in his time. Also he’s given with many nicknames like His airness and air Jordan due to his amazing play during the NBA seasons. He retired from the game in 2003 and this was the time when LeBron James came into the game. He started his career with Cleveland Cavaliers as a Small Forward. This young man used to play high school basketball for Vincent-St. Mary high school. In his hometown Akron , Ohio he was already considered as a the next basketball superstar. For now , he is one of the wealthiest athlete in the world. These two players have a marvellous and unbeatable record in the game. Jordan has won 6 NBA seasons whereas LeBron has only managed to win 3 seasons. Also Jordan has won the defensive player of the year once in his career. And James is still looking for the title till now. Both the players are awarded with great honours and achievement. But Jordan steals the show as he played more than the young man. Jordan has been the scoring leader ten times whereas James has only one. Steal leader is again given to Jordan for more number of times. Rookie of the year, an important title is awarded to both the players once.
Amazing stats in their careers altogether
Both the players have amazing stats in their careers altogether. Where Jordan is the leading in the categories points per game and steals per game , the other legend has successfully managed to beat Jordan in rebounds per game and assists per game. Both the players have equal stats in blocks per game which still makes it unclear that who’s the best. Obviously Jordan had long career and the total games played by him is over one thousand and James has managed to played less than that. Scoring three pointers in basketball is one of the most important aspect and LeBron leading Michael in scoring three pointers by a long margin. During the crunch situation like playoffs , both have almost equal stats which makes both of the them the best when it comes to pressure handling. LeBron James has played olympics more number of times than Jordan.
People could debate for really long that who’s the best. Both the players have shown the strengths and their capabilities during their careers. These two have out shown everyone in this game. No one can really compare the two as both have been the best during their time. Only the factor that gives LeBron an edge is that he still has few years in career. But Jordan’s contribution to game cannot be matched.