Hall of Fame Player Shares Why He Chose LeBron James Over Michael Jordan
November 13, 2020
LeBron James has just finished his 17th NBA season, and one Hall of Famer believes that he is much better than Michael Jordan. LeBron became a superstar at the very same moment he joined the NBA. He was considered a top NBA prospect and yes, his game was impeccable. LeBron has had great success on the field, and he won his fourth NBA ring.
If you ask Dave Bing, he will say that LeBron is better than MJ.
Bing entered the NBA in 1966. The Detroit Pistons selected him with the second pick in the 1966 NBA draft. He had an amazing rookie campaign and was averaging 20 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists. Bing earned the Rookie of the Year award and his next season was even better. The Hall of Famer led the NBA in scoring and was averaging 27.1 points per game. Bing spent his first decade in the NBA with the Pistons. During his time with the team, he averaged 22.6 points, 6.4 assists, and 4.2 rebounds. He was a three-time All-NBA selection with Detroit and saw action in six All-Star games. After his time with the Pistons, he joined the Washington Bullets and finished his brilliant career with the Boston Celtics. Bing became part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990.
Dave Bing picks LeBron James over Michael Jordan
The Hall of Famer appeared on The Jalen & Jacoby Show and shared his take on the GOAT debate. Bing would gladly play with King James.
“If I had to choose who I would want to play with, I think it would be LeBron,” he said. “I say that because LeBron plays the whole floor the whole game. He was not the kind of scorer that MJ was, but I think as a consummate player both ends of the court, the offensive end and defensive end, he did some things statistically that MJ didn’t do.”
Bing took notice of LeBron’s dominance. He knows what it takes to win rings in the NBA. That’s why he decided to go with LeBron.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.