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.

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  • ny_kia31  (Oct 29, 2018))

    God...make this stop...

  • Trojan Horse  (9 hours ago))

    +DatBoiiDee e No it wont ever stop, Jordan will always be the goat. It does not matter how many years pass, does not change history. You psychotic weirdos just don't get it, bunch of flat Earth Kyrie Irving retards.

  • Trojan Horse  (9 hours ago))

    +Kyle Graham Yeah it's tired, retards actually think Lebron is the goat, when will they die ?.

  • Asa Sparks  (Jan 10, 2019))

    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 ...

  • Marek Zaszlos  (1 hour ago))

    +Come2morrow so what are you saying exactly?that mike didnt get fauled?like sweet lambeer just pet him on cheeks?i liked the 80s and90s nba becose of the defence and strategie ,teamplay and such,unlike now when they are mostly shooting-and thay celebrate them for that,like harden, is that even basketball-to shoot without defence?!its lame and boring

  • Trojan Horse  (10 hours ago))

    +Tarik Baynard- Scott You would have needed to watch ALL the games back then to answer that question. When Jordan was a rookie he was a star, but he needed several years to develop his raw talent as a player, and there's was LOTS of talent. Hea got better every year until he retired, the second time. Bulls needed to build up their team to a championship level, sign some talented players to complete the team. The Celtics was a team of veteran hall of famers when Jordan entered the league. After...

  • SAY WHAT!  (Feb 24, 2019))

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

  • Jonjo Jr  (4 days ago))

    I keep saying it. When LeBron wins a Defense Player of the Year, I will consider listening to an argument on why he is at MJs level. In the mean time this MJ = LeBron argument is just fluff and noise.

  • Adidas Man44  (Mar 7, 2019))

    No debate..Jordan is a winner!!! LeBron is about stats!!!

  • KINGof theEARTH  (Jan 12, 2019))

    B I G F A C T S . LEBRON COULDN'T TIE THE JORDAN'S ON THE LEGENDS FEET!!!! THESE FOOLS DON'T UNDERSTAND MIKE COULD HAVE HAD WAY MORE CHAMPIONSHIPS. IF HE DIDN'T RETIRE EARLY T W I C E !!!!

  • MIKE LAWRY  (Jan 21, 2019))

    KINGof theEARTH... WAY MORE .. I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THAT.. THOSE ROCKETS MAN.. THOSE ROCKETS...

  • It's sad cuz LeBron, Mj , Kobe all show love to each other but their fanboys hate each other lmfaoo!!

  • Marek Zaszlos  (Jan 16, 2019))

    +Glory 3 now you talking

  • Syceth  (Jan 16, 2019))

    its a debate that will never go away. people have their own Opinions on the matter and no matter how many times people have to push 6 rings of MJ down peoples throats, the LBJ fans wont have any of it.

  • M  (Dec 28, 2018))

    "Lebron would've thrived in any era, but not to the degree he has in this era" That's the KEY point for all these children who grew up in this weak, whistle happy, soft ass, watered down NBA. In this weak ass league, a whistle is blown every 30 seconds for nonsense touch fouls, and guys inflate their numbers like crazy just for driving to the rim (i.e James Harden, Lebron James). Jordan had a higher PER in a MUCH tougher, and more physical NBA. Not to mention, his individual Off rtg and Def...

  • Bill Kittleman  (Mar 10, 2019))

    So that being stated how do you think Jordan's Bulls would do against these Warriors? (looking at it under two different sets of rules)

  • Rod Buycks  (Feb 3, 2019))

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

  • REACT Tv  (16 hours ago))

    Richard Davis Back in the day never now the media willGo after them like they do with Luke and all the other couches and players he got traded

  • Richard Davis  (2 days ago))

    +REACT Tv can you imagine him trying to blame Mike and Scotty for a loss

  • MICAHISGOD  (17 hours ago))

    If Lebron would had played against the Bad Boys of Detroit he would had quit the NBA the following week. -Micahisgod

  • Teraylen Harrison  (Jan 2, 2019))

    MJ is the goat ... Next Kobe maybe Lebron

  • Trojan Horse  (10 hours ago))

    MJ is the goat but there's been a lot of great players before MJ.

  • Jack McBiggins  (Jan 19, 2019))

    +Baller_Eli hes just not. Stop already.