Last week, in game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James broke Michael Jordan’s playoff record for most games with at least 25 points, five rebounds, and five assists. It was another milestone for the Miami Heat superstar. As the Heat heads to the NBA Finals for the fourth year in a row, it’s time to admit that James has now taken Jordan’s place as the greatest of all time. But you will never hear the former-players-turned-commentators admit it.
LeBron can cover five positions on the court, even center. Jordan couldn’t do that.
Guys like Steve Kerr (who recently left TV to coach Golden State), Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal will never give LeBron the crown. Barkley and friends all played in the Jordan era and are endorsed by Michael. They wouldn’t say anything to make him mad.
LeBron has surpassed Jordan in every facet of the game, though. Jordan had to learn to pass the ball, but finding the open man is part of LeBron’s instinct since he was winning championships at the high school level. Every dunk Jordan did, LeBron can do better. He can cover five positions on the court, even center. Jordan couldn’t do that.