Welcome back to the never-ending debate of LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan. With the basketball season creeping every closer by the day – tipoff is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 29 – and James going for his third straight title, prepare for the debate to be turned up another notch.
In an interview with Ahmad Rashad, promoting the release of NBA 2K14, Jordan talks about playing some of the NBA’s legends in a game of one-on-one.
The GOAT was very succinct in his answer, stating “I don’t think I would lose.” But there is one player out there who he thinks will give him a run for his money: “Other than to Kobe Bryant because he steals all of my moves.”
Jordan was also asked by Rashad to choose between Kobe and LeBron. His dodging answer? Kevin Durant. He went on to explain that LeBron is the most dominant player in the game today, but Kobe has the rings, and five look better than one (the interview must have been conducted prior to LeBron’s second title this past season).
Somehow, someway, Jordan always manages to subtly take the trash talking game to another level. He praises a player while taking him down another notch. It is why he’s the greatest to ever play the game.
Too smooth, Mike.