NBA fans and players tend to compare players from different eras, especially LeBron James and Michael Jordan. These two are often pitted against each other, with fans using many reasons to pick one of them.
The competition and team they had to go through to be successful is a big topic, with many suggesting LeBron wouldn't have taken all the hits that Jordan got during his best times, especially against the Detroit Pistons. The Bad Boys made sure to stop Jordan with their infamous 'Jordan Rules.'
A lot of people believe James couldn't have taken those shots, but Jason Williams recently made a case in favor of The King. The former point guard explained that it was easier to score for Jordan than LeBron, but also said that Bron wouldn't have had any problem dealing with the Bad Boys.
"I don't think a lot of people realize about the illegal defense back in the day; they just see Jordan scoring all the points, and rightfully so, he was a bad dude, don't get me wrong. LeBron's got it different because now it's harder to score in the NBA than it was then. I understand Jordan got beat down by the Pistons, and people say they would do that to LeBron. No they wouldn't, because LeBron is bigger than these dudes. They might foul him hard, but they ain't knocking him down like Michael Jordan."
It's well known that the NBA wasn't used to seeing the style of play the Pistons brought during those years. They used a very physical game to beat the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls. Of course, LeBron is built differently, and he is incredibly strong. The Bad Boys would face a lot of trouble with LeBron going against them.
These comparisons will never end, but it's easy to see where Williams comes from. LeBron James is an unstoppable force, and even though he likes to flop a lot, he would have stood up against the Pistons if he played in the 80s and 90s.