Comparing LeBron James’ Olympic Run to Michael Jordan’s Dream Team Campaign

August 7th, 2012 by Ethan Sherwood Strauss Leave a reply »
When we compare the Olympic team runs of Michael Jordan and LeBron James, some caveats apply. First, LeBron isn't done playing in these Games, and the more competitive round is about to begin. Second, the Dream Team was competing in something of an exhibition. Nobody else could touch them, as the world was further behind in hoops. 

So, when we look at Michael Jordan's numbers, we see those of a man who just wanted to put on a show while playing amid peers. We will never know what MJ's stats would look like had he actually been pressed or pressured in Olympic competition.

The results were appropriately fun to behold:


Based on his Bulls exploits, it's reasonable to assume that his shot volume might have gone up a tick had, say, Angola dared to challenge the Dream Teamers. 

Now, for the stats:

LeBron James: 11.6 points, 4.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds, .610 field goal, .333 three point 

Michael Jordan: 12.7 points, 5 assists, .3.8 rebounds, .547 field goal, .391 three point

LeBron James has played five games; Michael played six in his Dream Team run. S ...

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