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Shannon Sharpe Says Michael Jordan's Old Stories Don't Make Him More Competitive Than Modern Players: "It Doesn't Diminish Kevin Durant, LeBron James Or Steph Curry."

Shannon Sharpe Says Michael Jordan's Old Stories Don't Make Him More Competitive Than Modern Players: "It Doesn't Diminish Kevin Durant, LeBron James Or Steph Curry."

Michael Jordan is one of the fiercest competitors in NBA history. The Chicago Bulls legend left a huge mark on the game, demonstrating he never feared a rival and gave his everything to beat them. 

There are plenty of stories about MJ's competitiveness, which has put him on a higher level than his contemporary rivals and even modern-day players. Yet, not everybody believes that praising Jordan's competitiveness should make other players less than His Airness. 

Former NFL player-turned-analyst Shannon Sharpe stated that even though Jordan was great and nobody doubts his competitiveness, that shouldn't be a reason to diminish current stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant or Stephen Curry. 

Discussing Dominique Wilkins' words on how competitive MJ was, Skip Bayless echoed those comments, calling Jordan a killer. 

"We're talking about a cold-blooded killer. I'll tell you I'm gonna kill ya, and then I'll do it. That's what Jordan did. A lot of people competed hard. Larry Bird was pretty cold-blooded himself. But this was the ultimate competitor, because nobody did things like this."

Sharpe responded by saying that his record in the Finals doesn't mean he's more competitive than others. 

"This notion that Michael was 6-0 (in NBA Finals) and everybody has these stories is somehow Michael is more competitive. That's not the case. In other words, Elon Musk has the most money, he's more competitive than Jeff Bezos. You said just because he's 6-0, he's more competitive. That's not true."

"Michael Jordan is great. In the 80s, we know he was great. But you're telling stories; it doesn't diminish Kevin Durant, it doesn't diminish LeBron James or Steph Curry."

Even though many people see Jordan as the blueprint, we've seen many players being extremely competitive. Kobe Bryant was one of those that didn't back down to a challenge and looked for it. 

LeBron James is still competing at age 36, trying to win more championships. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are looking to add more individual and collective awards to their resumes, so you know they are competitive as they come. 

Yes, Jordan even made up rivalries to motivate himself, but that's how he became one of the greatest players of all time. The 6x NBA champion knew how to do his job and everybody praised that. This doesn't take anything away from Curry, James, or Durant, but there's no doubt Jordan was on another level.