Could LeBron James beat out Michael Jordan as the greatest basketball player of all time? Some fans think Jordan, at age 52, could still beat present-day James — but the King’s Cavaliers teammates weighed in with a slightly different opinion.
J.R. Smith, for one, said James is creeping up on His Airness.
“It used to be no question. It was a landslide. It was Jordan. Now, you have to consider my boy.”
“Right now we [the Cavaliers] have arguably the best player to ever play the game … I’m not taking anything away from Jordan, but all [James is] missing is titles … if he [LeBron] wanted to, he could win the MVP every year. Think about that. He averaged 25 [points], 6 [rebounds] and 7 [assists]. That’s absurd, and people are like, ‘he had a down year.’ That’s crazy talk. When it’s all said and done, he’ll probably be the best the game has seen.”
SOURCE: USA Today FTW! – Avery Stone