Until a couple of months ago, only a few people knew about the time Michael Jordan played against LeBron James. At the time, Bron was extremely young, but according to witnesses, he was killing it while playing against His Airness and co.
There is secret footage that everybody wants to see and nobody has been able to find so far. MJ was getting ready for his NBA return in 2001 while Bron was only 16 years old. We have Bron talking about the games he played against Jordan, giving some details on how dominant they were together, claiming they didn’t lose a game while they were teammates.
Bron says he got to play pickup against MJ when he was 16 years old.
MJ hit the game-winner and reportedly said “That’s why they pay me $33M to do this.” 😤
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 19, 2020
“The dude looked like Jesus Christ to me,” James said in a video released by Uninterrupted on Monday (h/t Brian Windhorst).
“He was Black Jesus to me.”
That first matchup saw Bron and Jordan going against each other. However, two years later he had the chance to team up with his childhood idol and the results were incredible. According to James, they were unbeatable. Following his draft selection by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003, James was invited to Jordan’s annual summer camp at UC-Santa Barbara.
“We used to play around 9 p.m. The camp would end..and we would stay along with the college kids that he would invite,” James said.
“We would get a good-ass run in for about an hour, an hour-15. I was on the same team with MJ and we didn’t lose a game.”
Those were the only times Bron and Jordan played together and faced each other. We never saw them clash in the league. MJ would retire a couple of months before James made his NBA debut.
Still, as we said before, there is footage of that scrimmage and people can’t wait to see what happened when His Airness and the King were together on the court.