College coaches are now making things easier for you when it comes to deciding if LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan.
CBS Sports writers Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander polled over 100 college coaches. What was the main target? Jordan or LeBron.
If you ask these coaches, you will sure get the answer straight.
The Chicago Bulls’ Hall of Famer won over the Los Angeles Lakers star.Jordan got 82 percent of the vote. The king was left with 18 percent.
“Not to take anything away from LeBron, but the game is so different now from when Jordan played. If Mike played in in this day and age, with freedom of movement, he’d average 40 points a game. LeBron’s done so many great things on and off the court. But if somebody put a gun to your head, and you had to go win a game, who are you going to go with? Michael Jordan or LeBron James? My money and my life is going to be with Jordan. He played both sides of the ball as good as anybody. He was the best offensive player and defensive player in the league every night,” one coach said.
“They only know Jordan as the guy in Space Jam or the guy the shoes are named after,” another one added.
“I grew up in Chicago and played against Jordan. The combination of athleticism, skill, IQ, and competitiveness has been unmatched. He would score 40 a game and average a triple double with the new rules of basketball,” the third coach said.
Well, LeBron has a lot more to offer, and his time with the Lakers has just started. Maybe the next poll will show a different perspective. Will he win next time? Let’s wait and find out. LeBron is good after all.