LeBron James Is Not Michael Jordan: Julius Erving is Better Comparison

July 23rd, 2010 by Brad Goldbach Leave a reply »

Michael Jordan spoke on LeBron James’ “Decision.” The world listened.

Magic Johnson followed suit, and the world still listened.

Charles Barkley did too, but not many people cared because he shoots from the hip so often because he hasn’t won a ring, and because he isn’t a logical comparison to LeBron James. We will go with the latter for the sake of discussion.

But logic says that Jordan and Magic are not really the best comparisons either.

Jordan changed the game due to his undying competitive fire and the birth of the “Air Jordan” brand. Magic changed the game due to his rivalry with Larry and his incredible passing acumen that was the gasoline for “Showtime,” not to mention his trademark smile.

LeBron really hasn’t shown that competitive fire (yet), and everyone has their own shoes these days. He hasn’t ever gotten that rivalry with Kobe started yet, even though the commercials try to make you believe it exists, and LeBron’s ...

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