Is Lebron James better than Michael Jordan?

Since Lebron James bursted onto the basketball scene in the early 2000’s, he has always been compared with one man….the great one...Michael Jordan. Lebron adopted the number 23 and the powder toss, and has forever been connected with “His Airness” Michael Jordan. Fans of different generations love to argue which player is better, but unfortunately we will never truly find this out. There are a lot of key differences between MJ and LBJ. The first difference being that Lebron went straight from high school to the NBA, while MJ went to North Carolina before entering the NBA. The beginnings of their nba careers were very similar with a lot expected from both of them. Both rose to the occasion, but were not successful in winning championships early in their respective careers. Fortunately for Jordan, in my opinion he was given some championship pieces around him such as Scottie Pippen, a consensus top 50 player of all time. Chicago had more of a winning ownership then did the ownership in Cleveland during the “Lebron Era”. Lebron on the other hand was never given a fair chance to succeed in Cleveland, so unlike MJ he decided to jump ship and team up with 2 allstars in Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Lebron did not win in his first season as a member of the Heat, which drew criticism from just about everyone. This loss in his first season with the Heat made Lebron 0-2 in the NBA Finals, while MJ was a perfect 6 for 6 in the NBA finals. In those 6 NBA finals series’, MJ was the Finals MVP each time. This is one of the primary reasons why lots of people consider MJ to be a superior basketball player. Lebron, however, followed up his loss in the NBA finals with the Heat with 2 straight NBA finals victories and winning MVP’s in both championship series’. Unlike the current media and just about everybody in this day and age, I prefer to compare Lebron to Magic Johnson, due to their similar styles instead of comparing him to Jordan. The debate of who is better rages on however, but in my opinion will never be solved until Lebron’s career is finally over. Until then we must objectively look at statistics and reflect back on MJ’s plays versus Lebron’s current greatness.

In my production, I used a youtube video ripper and ripped two top 10 plays videos for MJ and LBJ, respectively. I also used this ripper to rip a video of Scottie Pippen’s opinion on Lebron and the clip from the movie Bad Teacher supporting MJ. I used various pictures to compare Lebron and Michael Jordan throughout the video. I used Freemake Video Converter to cut the youtube videos and VideoPad Editor to complete the full production. All in all, it wasn’t too complicated besides being really sick while trying to produce the whole thing.

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