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Joe Budden says LeBron James Had better competition than Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan and LeBron James are noted by many as the two of the greatest basketball players of all time.

A new clip floating online includes former hip hop artist, Joe Budden, chiming in on the conversation of who is better. He sides with LeBron James, who he believes had better competition in the 00s than Jordan did in the 80s and 90s.

While it’s difficult to make a direct comparison between the two because they played in different eras with different rules, styles of play, and competition levels, there are some similarities and differences between them.

Here are a few key points of comparison:

  1. Career Stats:

  • Michael Jordan averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game in his career, while LeBron James has averaged 27.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game.
  • Jordan won 10 scoring titles, while James is the new scoring king of the NBA.
  • Jordan was a five-time MVP, while James has won the award four times.
  1. Championships:

  • Jordan won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls, while LeBron James has won four championships with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Jordan won all six of his championships in a span of eight years, while James’ championships have been more spread out throughout his career.
  1. Style of Play:

  • Jordan was known for his scoring ability, especially his mid-range jump shot and his ability to create space and finish at the rim.
  • James is known for his all-around game, including his scoring, rebounding, and playmaking abilities. He’s also known for his physicality and his ability to play multiple positions.
  1. Impact on the Game:

  • Jordan is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time and his impact on the game is undeniable. He helped popularize the NBA around the world and was a key figure in the league’s globalization.
  • James has also had a significant impact on the game, both on and off the court. He’s been a vocal advocate for social justice issues and has used his platform to promote positive change. He’s also been a key figure in the NBA’s evolution toward a more positionless style of play.

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