Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James became the NBA champion for the fourth time. Let’s see why LeBron outranks Jordan?
So, Who Is Better?
The new title raises James’ status to a new level – 6 out of 6 awards. LeBron is ahead of Michael in all the statistical data during his career. Besides, LeBron’s list of historical records is more impressive than Jordan’s.
Actually, Michael is better only in interceptions and free throw percentage in the regular season, but only slightly. LeBron’s dominance in the playoffs is even more impressive. In some respects, it is simply too huge a difference for the battle of the greatest players. LeBron has set an enormous number of historical records and, in two or three years, might surpass the achievement of Karim Abdul-Jabbar (38 387 points).
In terms of numbers, LeBron already has a noticeable lead over Jordan, which will only grow over time. After winning, James hinted clearly, that he was going to play for at least 4-5 more years. Probably, LeBron is waiting for his son Bronnie to appear in the league, with whom he wants to play on the same team. By the way, Michael, on the contrary, is ahead in individual awards.
What Do Fans Think?
Jordan has five MVP titles versus LeBron’s four. However, the MVP award is highly subjective. American experts do not hesitate to admit that James could have had about 10 such awards, if not for the fatigue of the voting participants. Jordan, on the other hand, received his statuettes during the era of basketball globalization in the 1990s, when David Stern made the NBA a global brand with huge revenues. Jordan became the face of this whole process. To this day, Michael has been taking advantage of being an NBA star.
According to polls, LeBron overtook Jordan. The so-called millennial generation already has a clear preference for LeBron over Jordan. In the future, his popularity will only grow
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