Everybody is talking right now about who is the greatest player of all time. Nowadays, that question comes down to two names normally, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. After Jordan’s docu-series ‘The Last Dance’ premiered exactly one month ago, the GOAT debate got another dimension, with everybody around the league making the case for their favorite player.
As much as people try to carry on the narrative of LeBron vs. Jordan, the current Los Angeles Lakers star sees Michael both as a rival and teammate. During a recent interview with Uninterrupted, James tried to explain how good his game would fit alongside MJ in the great 90s Chicago Bulls.
“Me personally, the way I play the game — team first — I feel like my best assets work perfectly with Mike,” James said. “Mike is an assassin. When it comes to playing the game of basketball, scoring the way he scored the ball, [then] my ability to pass, my ability to read the game plays and plays and plays in advance.”
“I saw the things [Scottie Pippen] was able to do with Mike. I just think it would’ve been a whole nother level,” James said. “Pip was one of my favorite players … It would’ve been a whole nother level with me being a point forward, with me being that point forward alongside of him during those Chicago runs.”
Moreover, Bron claimed he’d also love to compete not only versus Jordan but other great names in the history of the game. He corrected an ESPN’s article saying he ‘envisioned’ Jordan as a teammate, saying he was only answering a question before he made it clear he’d love to go against MJ and some other legends.
“No I didn’t say I envisioned MJ as a teammate not an adversary. A question was asked “Do I think I could have been a teammate of his and compliment his game”. I love the greats and would have loved to play with them all during their runs because I a historian of the game but I also would die to compete vs every single one of them too! Don’t ever get it twisted! 👑. Nevertheless MJ Thank You for being my angel, inspiration, superhero!!”
I also would die to compete vs every single one of them too! Don’t ever get it twisted! 👑. Nevertheless MJ Thank You for being my angel, inspiration, superhero!! 💐 💐
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 19, 2020
He still made the case for him playing alongside Jordan and Pippen under Phil Jackson. One always imagines who would win a hypothetical matchup between Bron and Jordan, but imagine how fun would it be to see James sharing touches with MJ, leading the Bulls to be even more successful than they were two decades ago.