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  1. Eelementary

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    I'm not saying Mike wasn't great, because he most certainly was.

    I think Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said it best - he said he finds it frustrating that he's not in the GOAT discussion; he could do things MJ couldn't, and vice versa.
     
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    He had Magic halfway through his career with the Lakers. Pippen was great, not Magic though. lol!
    Jordan the best ever. Just....
     
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    The NBA has gifted us so many brilliant, brilliant players over the years:

    Shaquille O'Neal
    Kobe Bryant
    LeBron James
    James Harden
    Steph Curry
    James Worthy (maybe not an all-time great, but next to Magic Johnson, my all-time favourite player)
    Magic Johnson
    Larry Bird
    Isaiah Thomas
    Allen Iverson
    Michael Jordan
    Scottie Pippen
    Dennis Rodman

    And tonnes, and tonnes more!

    As a go-to guy under pressure, MJ was undeniably clutch - he was an absolute freak. I loved watching him play.

    I am currently in awe of LeBron - his vision, his shooting ability, his driving ability...he combines power, speed, agility, and vision. He is such a complete player - how can a guy his size move like he does? It's insane.

    But one thing we can all agree on - NBA basketball is an awesome, awesome sport.
     
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    "how can a guy his size move like he does?"

    Your words -- Jordan 6,6 and Lebron 6,9 ....Jordan for many years until the fadeaway jumper..the best ..he drives through the middle with big Centres and then - fouls weren't fullon.
     
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    Michael Jordan was also listed at 216lbs for most of his career; LeBron at 250lbs.

    There's no denying MJ's silky-smooth movement, but LeBron is considerably larger, and just glides on the court.
     
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    Height is a great advantage in Basketball more than League. I never grew after 16 years old...I still blame my Mother - full-on smoker in the 70's :p
    That's alright - you have KAJ the best. I don't...we'll agree to disagree mate. I watch at the end of his career though.
     
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    No, no - I was just quoting what Kareem said.

    Personally, I can't split MJ, and LeBron:

    * MJ is the dictionary definition of clutch, and a true perfectionist, and he revolutionised the way we saw players play

    * LeBron is the most complete basketballer I've ever seen - big enough to be a force in D, and dominate in the paint, but with great vision, and a soft touch

    If have MJ ahead of LeBron, but if LeBron can snag another Championship, or two...

    But both are/were unbelievable athletes.
     
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    "And if future generations remember him as the greatest ever, that’s fine. But he’s still no Jordan."

    Exactly.
     
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    I don't think LeBron is the GOAT - but I don't think he's far off, imo.

    But I loved what the article said - MJ is MJ, LeBron is LeBron. MJ is the GOAT, but LeBron is the most perfect basketballer ever seen.

    I think it does both legends justice.

    I'd love to see LeBron win a few more Championships, not just as a Lakers fan, but also to see one of the best ever players win more accolades.
     
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    It will always be hard to compare, as Different era’s are just that, totally different, The Bulls would struggle in todays league, but as would most of Lebron’s besides his Heat stint back then.
     
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