It is becoming painfully obvious that the "undisputed GOAT" is ever more aware that LeBron "King" James is on his tail for the throne. Michael Jordan answered questions before young basketball players, and Jordan's answers rekindled an old (and well resolved by now) debate. Early in the video below he was asked if Kobe Bryant was better than LeBron. To which Jordan sticks to his word first reported back in 2013-14 saying LeBron has still not surpassed Kobe.
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Jordan explains here.
"Would I rank LeBron over Kobe in terms of best of all time? No. There's something about five beats three."
It is an old debate that has been squashed years ago. Kobe is not better than LeBron. Kobe never averaged more than 6 assists in his twenty year career. Not once in that same illustrious career has Kobe shot better than 50% either. To put it simpler, Kobe went 25pts, 5reb, 4ast in his career. On the other hand the last time LeBron shot under 50% on the court was back in the 08-09 season. LeBron's never averaged below 6 assists since his rookie year. As for the King's career averages (27pts, 7reb, 7ast) still easily reign over Kobe's.
What's going on, MJ? This cannot be your best punch, right? It seems your hyper-competitiveness has not faded, but do not let it ruin your honesty. And yes, protecting your legacy is predictable, but understandable. There's nothing wrong with that. Understand: LeBron is better than Kobe, and is damn sure near your level, whether you like it or not.