LeBron James would not be this great if he played against Michael Jordan - Stephen A. | First Take

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  • Published on:  Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James would not be on the "Mount Rushmore of basketball" or become a superstar if he was in the NBA during the same era as Michael Jordan because MJ would "annihilate" LeBron's teams. Max Kellerman says no one would stop LeBron from achieving his level of greatness, but Jordan would have won the head-to-head matchups.✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTVESPN on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/espn► Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/espn► Follow on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/espnVisit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on ESPN.com: http://www.espn.com


  • Ian TOLENTINO  2 months ago

    Jordan is just beautiful to watch. He’s not only a player, he’s an artist!

  • McBaron  2 days ago

    It's like the ball was glued to his hands when he made his moves. LeBron just doesn't have that little bit extra.

  • Coleen Myel  3 days ago

    @suntansuperman26 and lebron is a very good actor when it comes to flopping that MJ never was

  • Frezno 444  6 days ago

    So sick and tired of these hypothetical barber shop debates. So pointless. People gotta get paid I guess.

  • Kendall Green  2 hours ago

    Well you came to post on the video so even the people who aren’t interested are

  • Asa Sparks  5 months ago

    I feel sorry for the young kids who never got the opportunity to watch Jordan play. Lebron is a great player. I grew up watching Jordan, Bird, Magic, Isiah Thomas, and other guys but everybody fails to realize how much of an assassin Michael Jordan really was. I agree with Steven...Jordan never would have gave Lebron the opportunity to flourish against him. Jordan was the type of player that took everybody’s doubt against him and turned it into a challenge. Jordan would’ve worked and worked and worked ...

  • McBaron  yesterday

    @Lebron James That's rich coming from LeHelp.

  • Mark d  yesterday

    @Lebron James and Lebron didnt win a championship without Kyrie, Ray Allen, Kevin Love, and Chris Bosh

  • 3LU 7  4 months ago

    We all know MJ is the GOAT but that wont stop me from appreciating great players like stockton, iverson, kobe, carter, nash, nowitzki, tmac, melo, lbj, wade, etc.

  • The Guy  4 days ago

    My dudes My dudes nope

  • The Guy  4 days ago

    Sure man

  • Zach Walker  8 months ago

    Allen Iverson dragged a worse team through a better conference.

  • King Kev!!  3 days ago

    Hi T1000 so was kobe and he won a 3 peat foh with that crap lol

  • Rod Buycks  4 months ago

    Lebron would not have come out of the east if Mj was playing.

  • Axel Saibot  3 days ago

    King Lebrick is a joke.

  • samuel moore  4 days ago

    @The Universe Galaxy but smartass when jordan lost in first round lebron didnt make no playoffs thou his first two yrs, i d rather lose and get swept in 1st rd like jordan, then not make the playoffs at all, plus lebron would have had to play against dominick wilins, barkley, worth, mchale, bird, rodman, ewing, badboys, carl malone, kobe, lebron had no challenge at his position but durant and jimmy butler

  • Roger Strong  3 days ago

    He to soft for Jordans Era, Magic and Birds too!

  • pseudochef07  yesterday

    MJ will totally destroy LeBron in Jordan era. Say what you want. MJ>LeBron ALL DAY.

  • SAY WHAT!  4 months ago

    LEBRON plays in a era where NOBODY plays D. regular fouls, are now FLAGRANT fouls, everybody shoots 3's & the players RUN the coaches!💯

  • Train Wreck  2 days ago

    John Mcgee They’re stupid they don’t watch basketball. “Jordan would allow him to win a championships” yeah okay lmao. They don’t understand that if Lebron played in an era where you only played man to man defense he would dominate. If he blew pass is defender (which he would) it would allow a center to try and stop him and he’s such a good playmaker that he’ll dish it and find the open man. He would average 35/10/10 every year.

  • Train Wreck  2 days ago

    AJ Allen Do you know who Jordan needed to win?

  • Dominic Waters  8 months ago

    You can learn a lot from MJ on the court. Ask Kobe.

  • robert johnson  24 days ago

    @Roberto Malagon why use kobe? jump to MJ, he was 10x better.

  • Leland Joseph  1 months ago

    Unfortunately Kobe didn't learn enough.