"Whoazzzz, I know Jordan had the random white dudes who made big shots on his squads. But the Stat's would say differently, and paint 'Bron as the better team player.
Jordan for his career averaged 5.3 assists a game, and Lebron averages 6.9 a game for his career. Both their best years in assists came though were 8 a game, LeBron edged him out though by .6 though, Jordans being in the '88-'89 season, James' being in '09-'10.
All I know is, if you were to build the ideal basketball player for me it'd be LBJ. If LBJ ever had the personality of MJ though? The NBA would have the greatest athlete of all time.
I do agree with the sentiment though, that if I needed one player for one game, I'm taking Jordan."
Come on Throw, you trying to make a point with me using stats? lol I'm guessing you're old enough to have seen Jordan play and can't imagine someone that likes basketball not thinking he did what he had to do so the team could win. Stats never tell the tale with me as much as watching the play. Want to impress me with stats? Talk about John Stockton the cheapest guy on the planet. He figured out early in his career his strength was not going to be a small forward scoring guy. So he learned better than anyone but maybe Jordan when to pass to help the team.
Again I don't watch that much basketball anymore but when Kyle once called me out for making a basketball statement when I admitted to not watching much I took the time to really watch James play.
Sorry but I think James now and Bryant always have become one man bands. Perhaps not both but big time Kobe sees nothing or anyone else on the floor unless he's screwed up and needs someone to bail him out. They just now take the ball and go for the hoop damn team play.
I've never been as sold on Bryant as most cause I have never seen him as a team player at all. All he cares about is getting his points and the spotlight. He doesn't even mind losing if he gets his points.
LeBron has been reading his press clippings to much and acts to me as if he has overthought the position he's in as far as the NBA.
And as has been said many times the NBA is now only about "stars" has nothing to do with playing the game of basketball.