LeBron James Has Always Been the “Next MJ”: Not Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson

July 17th, 2010 by Josh Dhani Leave a reply »
It always seemed a little crazy to me that LeBron James was compared to Michael Jordan since he came into the NBA seven years ago. Sure, he wore the same number as Mike, but at 6-8 and 260 lbs., LeBron shared none of Jordan’s physical characteristics, and frankly not much of his style of play.

If anything, LeBron’s newest teammate, Dwyane Wade, is a player who IS better compared to Jordan. While Kobe was dubbed early on in his career as the “Next MJ”, those comparisons weren’t all that helpful. Wade has never had to deal with that in his career, but truth be told, he may be closer than anyone to being the next Jordan.

Now, you may consider me crazy for making such a claim, but I believe it’s true.

How, you ask? Well, let’s take a look at it.

First, While Kobe’s beginning to catch up with Michael in the ring department, with the coming together of the “Three Kings” in Miami, there’s a good chance he’ll never catch him. Second, there are numerous people who would argue Kobe’s first three rings aren’t equal to Jordan’s first three, b ...

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