Syracuse basketball coach/Team USA assistant coach Jim Boeheim is an absolute beauty. He is as colorful as it gets in sports. His dry, sarcastic humor on shows such as “Pardon the Interruption” and the “Jim Rome Show” makes for hilarious, epic interviews.
However, I gotta go against my guy Boeheim on the Michael Jordan-LeBron James debate. Boeheim thinks that James is better than LeBron.
I think that statement borders on heresy.
First of all, let it be known that I am not a fan of Michael Jordan. In fact, I am an avid hater of Jordan’s – and damn proud of it.
However, this is just too easy to argue in favor of Jordan. Jordan won six NBA titles. He is a six-time NBA Finals MVP. He is a five-time NBA MVP. He is a 10-time scoring champion. In short, he is arguably the greatest player to ever play the game (I believe that Magic Johnson is the best, but that is another rant for another time).
Numbers aside, it’s Michael Freaking Jordan!
Now LeBron may win more titles before his career is over. He is already a three-time NBA MVP. He may have a better skillset than Jordan in terms of passing. Besides, LeBron is more Magic than Jordan.
And while LeBron may be a better athlete than Jordan (dude is 6’8″, 270 lbs and could flat out fly), Jordan has proven to be a better player.
Enough about what I think, what say you?