LeBron James doesn’t care what Michael Jordan has to say about him
We’ve all read, or heard about how the great Michael Jordan said that he’d choose Kobe Bryant over LeBron James. Jordan’s reason was simple.
“Five beats one every time I look at it,” Jordan said. “And not that [James] won’t get five. He may get more than that, but five is bigger than one.”
This comment from MJ likely stems from the recent talk of whether or not LeBron James is the greatest of all-time, even better than Michael. LeBron’s incredible run as of late has fueled all types of Jordan and Kobe comparisons.
LeBron when asked about Jordan’s comments at shoot-around, per Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald:
“It doesn’t matter to me,” James said Thursday morning after the Heat’s shootaround. “If you take Kobe one and I go second, it doesn’t matter. I don’t get too involved in what guys say about me or if you take Kobe or if you take LeBron.”
“As long as I’m on the floor and I make plays for my teammates, I don’t do what I do for other people’s approval.”
We should expect to keep hearing these comparisons if LeBron continues to elevate his game, as he certainly has this season. James has developed into one of the most efficient and dominate scorers the association has ever laid witness to, averaging 27.3 points, 6.9 assists and 8.2 rebounds on an astonishing (career high) .565% from the field. You just don’t see wing scorers carry averages like that when they dump as many point as LeBron does.
For those of you curious enough to ask, Kobe Brynt’s career high sits at .469%, back in the 2001-02 season. Michael Jordan’s season-best was .539% roughly a decade before Kobe’s, in 1990-91. LeBron is on pace to best them both in that area, and his average seems to be going nowhere but up.