Lebron James or Michael Jordan?
; "I think that Lebron has superior skills at basketball than MJ did. I have watched many games over the years, and although MJ was clearly better, it seems to me that he never really had his best game when it counted most." "MJ's career was cut short because
he suffered too much injury, but even then he still managed to win two championships. He won one championship before injuries took their toll on him; after they began taking its toll on him, he lost another title. In contrast, Lebron has only been injured once during his entire NBA career.
And since coming back from that injury, he has continued to improve every year and has now become arguably the greatest player ever. He also has three rings so far (one more if you count this season) compared to just two for MJ. So while MJ's body may not be what it used to
be, his mind is no doubt sharper than it was in his prime. His mental acuity will continue to grow as well." "In addition, MJ was obviously a great scorer, especially early in his career. But as time went on, he stopped being able to consistently score points efficiently.
Nowadays, though, Lebron continues to demonstrate his scoring ability despite having less height and weight than MJ. Although Lebron doesn't possess the same pure athleticism that MJ did, he does use his quickness and leaping abilities effectively to get past defenders and create opportunities for himself. He also
uses an array of moves including crossover dribbles, spin moves, jump hooks, fadeaways, layups, etc. to take advantage of mismatches and exploit weaknesses in defenses. These are things that MJ didn't do nearly as often, which makes them seem like new innovations to me." "
Although there were times when MJ played defense very well, he wasn't particularly good at defending point guards. This was because he couldn't guard smaller players such as small forwards or shooting guards. Lebron, however, has excellent lateral movement and footwork, enabling him to defend all positions except center