Michael Jordan Rips LeBron: I Would Not Have Teamed with Magic, Larry
Ever since Michael Jordan retired (for the last time), we have talked about finding the next MJ. If the next Michael Jordan wasn’t Vince Carter or Kobe Bryant, then the replacement was supposed to be LeBron James. LeBron aspired to have that label, wearing jersey number 23 and even suggesting the NBA should retire the number. We know how LeBron feels about MJ, but what does Michael Jordan think of LeBron James lately? Jordan served up some hatorade on LeBron with the following comments he made at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, via Bill Simmons and utvolsfan86 on Twitter:
First MJ says Kobe has more game than LeBron, and now this? For the Jordan fans out there, it’s really just great to read this. Not only does Jordan make a great point supporting his own legacy, but he does so at LeBron’s expense. And he’s totally right—the casual fan not from Cleveland rooted for LeBron, at least in part, because fans want to witness undisputed, pure greatness. So Jordan speaks for the fans who wanted to see LeBron beat Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, not play with them.