This statement from LeBron James is not surprising at all.
As we’ve reported over the last couple of days, LeBron gave a candid and revealing interview to Chris Broussard for an ESPN The Magazine piece.
James and Jordan don’t have much of a relationship at all, and Broussard asked the King if he wished that was different.
“Ahhh, I mean, I don’t know,” LeBron said. “That’s a trick question. I do. I do at times. You know, he’s somebody who I looked up to, and I’ve never had a conversation with him about the game. I would love to sit down with him and just know exactly what he was going through and know what was his mind frame throughout all his special years.”
“And then also to hear him talk about me. I would like to know what he thinks about my game and ways I can get better. He probably thinks he can beat me one-on-one right now (laughing). I know he probably thinks that. I know MJ definitely thinks he can beat me one-on-one right now.”
Broussard then asked LeBron why he and Jordan have never really connected since James’ rise to stardom in 2001?
“I think it’s just being busy. Obviously, I’m busy. MJ has a lot going on,” said James. “I don’t know the reasons, but it’s never been sparked. I’ve seen him at times. Of course, I’ve met him a few times. I went to his 50th birthday party at All-Star weekend. I went to his party to show respect and pay homage to the greatest. I had a conversation with him there. Obviously, there were a lot of people there. But I don’t know. I don’t know.”