Michael Jordan Says He’d Be Happy to Give Lebron James Advice
In a recent interview, reigning league MVP Lebron James says he wishes he had a relationship with his idol growing up, which just so happens to be all time great Michael Jordan.
Jordan responded in an interview Friday, and he said he would love to show James, the man he considers to be the league’s best player, a thin or two.
Sure, I would be willing to talk to a bunch of the kids,” Jordan told The Associated Press on Friday. “And actually I do. I don’t advertise it because I don’t want it to be misconstrued or to be viewed as tampering with other stars. I’m in a more difficult position than other owners because it can be viewed in a different way.
“But I’ve always welcomed an opportunity to talk to anybody, LeBron included.”
Jordan, who is considered to be the best basketball player of all time, was reportedly very happy to hear that James is willing to take some advice from him. He has mentored a few other players in the league as well, but has kept it on the “down low” to avoid publicizing his efforts.
“I was very moved to see (Lebron) said that. But I’m not the type that is going to chase down today’s athletes,” Jordan said. “If you welcome conversation or insight from me, I’m here and I’m always going to be receptive of that. I will do what I can to better the player for the game of basketball and not give them bad information because he’s with the Heat and I have a team over here.”
Though helping James, or any other player not in Charlotte, would have to be seen as detrimental for the Bobcats chances, (what chances?) Jordan has claimed that his love for the game itself overtakes any competitive advantage the Bobcats would gain by not sharing his knowledge with other players around the league
“I’m about the game of basketball and I would give feedback to improve them as a basketball player,” Jordan said, then added, laughing, “even though it may cost my team a chance at the end of the game.”
In the end, we all know that even Michael Jordan laughs at the thought of the Bobcats having a chance.
Story and quotes via NYTimes