LeBron James Is Not the Next MJ, and It’s Pretty Clear He Doesn’t Want To Be

July 21st, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
Why do people keep comparing LeBron James to Michael Jordan?

I recently read an article on BleacherReport.com comparing James and Jordan. Other articles show that James will never be the next Michael Jordan. Jordan even pretty much said so, saying he wouldn't call up Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.

But seriously.

At this point, shouldn't people realize that LeBron James is not attempting to be Michael Jordan anymore? Are people too dumb to realize that he is just trying to be LeBron James?

Let's take a look at the National Football League. Does anyone compare Adrian Peterson with anybody? No. Because he is a new type of player and he says he is not trying to be anybody. All he is trying to be is himself, which is Adrian Peterson. So why can't people people apply the same thinking to the Miami Heat's newest small forward as they do to the Minnesota Vikings' running back?

James is showing what nobody has seen before: a 6'8" 250-pound swingman who is the most athletic, most dominant player in the NBA. When do you see someone like him? And why do people compare him to Jordan so much?

Let's make this clea ...

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