Can We Just Stop the ‘LeBron James Is the Greatest Ever’ Talk for Now, Please?

May 4th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
On Monday night, LeBron James became only the 10th player in NBA history to win consecutive MVP awards, joining an elite group of NBA superstars including Tim Duncan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, and none other than Michael Jordan.

Oh, you know. Only Jordan.

Ever since coming into the league, NBA fans have been comparing James to Jordan. In fact, a Sports Illustrated cover story from his junior year of high school opens with the teaser: “Ohio high school junior LeBron James is so good that he's already being mentioned as the heir to Air Jordan.”

James probably didn’t help things by choosing to wear the No. 23 jersey—was it an homage to His Airness, or was LeBron pronouncing himself as the league’s next Jordan?

Regardless, the comparisons between ‘Bron and Jordan need to stop for now, because they aren’t fair at this point in LeBron’s career. 

The conversation is inherently unfair to LeBron, namely because we’ve seen the full scope of Jordan’s career (baseball and basketball…twice), while we’ve only seen about half of LeB ...

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