Michael Jordan: Until LeBron Has 5 Rings I’d Still Choose Kobe

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I don’t necessarily think Lebron needs five rings to surpass Kobe on the All-Time greatest list, but he definitely needs more than one.

This is what Michael Jordan was saying when asked who is better on his list right now.

If you had to pick between the two, that would be a tough choice, but five beats one every time I look at it.

And not that he [James] won’t get five. He may get more than that, but five is bigger than one.

This isn’t groundbreaking material, just common sense.   You also have to factor in the fact Kobe has been in the league much longer than LeBron so has had the opportunity to collect more rings.

LeBron still has some work to do, but unlike Kobe, he is just hitting the Optimus Bron stage of his career, so it isn’t out of the question he could get five or more, people just need to be patient before crowning him the king.

37 COMMENTS

    • No he did not, he said he needs more than one; he said it does not ultimately decide. This is how easy even simple things like this can be misunderstood.

  1. I personally think MJ knows how GREAT LEBRON is but he will NEVER say it. IT doesnt matter because LEBRON has already surpassed what MJ had done at the same age. SMJ you are now the 2ND best to ever play the game.

    • Jordan went to college for 3 years and won a championship.MJ also played in the era when big men lived in the paint and with hand checking but still dominated. Also Kobe had 3 rings before the age of 25.

      • Dude, Kobe didn’t have 3 rings. Kobe was part in a team that happened to win 3 championships. Who was the finals MVP? SHAQ did, DUMMY!!! Do your researches before posting, if you weren’t watching Basketball at the time it happened. Morron…

    • Are you older than even 24. Mike is the fastest ever to the amount of points that LBJ has and the fastest to 30 000, and he has averaged more than 37 ppg in a season. MJ is the standard and what a standard. Youtube is there and none of those guys has the artistry that Mike has nor the years of dominance.Get Real newbies.

    • What age are you talking about?Jordan still looks 20younger than La Queen Jane.He will never win 5NBA titles,GUARANTEED!!

      • LoL and whose going to stop Lebron James from doing that? With the skills and team Lebron has I say no body.

  2. i think mj is afraid of what lbj can do i mean today athletes are stronger and fastes than back in his day the game is more control so if lbj and mj would have played in the same era lbj would have score 50 points every night mj you need to choose your words better lbj is a better player overall to him assist rebound and character you never see mj playing or interact with fans on the nba espn is doing program about him making him a god and not only that his team show the person that he really is a shallow selfish nba player lbj is making more money than you his shoe are more expensive and everyone hates him but still pays hundred of dollar to watch him play the difference the guy doesnt have a gambling problem like mj and he is a very humble person

    • Spoken like someone who never saw MJ play. The fact that the guy hasn’t played in years and people are still buying his shoes should tell you something. Unless you were alive and saw the NBA before Michael came onto the scene you will never know what his impact was. Bird and Magic saved the league, literally….MJ made it explode to what it is today.

    • Don’t get it twisted, the NBA of the 90’s was a war zone. Lebron would have been hand checked, fouled hard, and his toughness tested on a nightly basis far more than it is in today’s watered down era. The fact is that Lebron doesn’t have Michael’s mental toughness. He may edge him out slightly as far as overall athletic ability but Micheal was more than just a great athlete he was the greatest competitor which gives him the edge regardless of how many championships Lebron wins.

      • Well spoken. Lebron doesn’t have half the mental toughness as MJ. MJ played many times with the flu. MJ won a championship during the worst moment of his life when his dad was killed. Lebron completely shut down when news of his grown mom having an affair with a teammate. MJ wins over toughness everytime. Lebron would have been able to compete in Jordans era. Lebron lacks mental toughness.

        • Well spoken. Lebron doesn’t have half the mental toughness as MJ. MJ played many times with the flu. MJ won a championship during the worst moment of his life when his dad was killed. Lebron completely shut down when news of his grown mom having an affair with a teammate. MJ wins over toughness everytime. Lebron would not have been able to compete in Jordans era. Lebron lacks mental toughness.
          Kobe has killer instincts. MJ had killer instincts. Lebron does not.

      • In those days the players played basketball.They did”nt wait for the refs to help them win like today.If the Heat had”nt gotten help last year,they would have never won.

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