We know how goes when you try to compare a player to Michael Jordan. The MJ defenders come out — rightfully so — and preach about His Airness’ greatness. MJ won six NBA titles, went 6-0 in the NBA Finals, and won six Finals MVP awards. That’s pretty tough to top. But after winning his second NBA championship and second NBA Finals MVP award, LeBron James is starting to earn a fair comparison to Jordan.
Let’s take a look at the stats.
LeBron James at 28: 4 MVPs, 2 NBA titles, 2 NBA Finals MVPs, 9 All-Star selections
Michael Jordan at 29: 3 MVPs, 2 NBA titles, 2 NBA Finals MVPs, 8 All-Star selections
MJ was born in February and turned 29 midway through the 1991-1992 NBA season, which was when he won his second NBA championship. That was also his eighth season in the league. MJ’s accolades following that season — his age 28 season in the NBA — included two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs, three NBA MVPs, and eight All-Star games, as listed above.
LeBron was born in December and was 28 for most of the NBA season. He just won his second title, second NBA Finals MVP award, and fourth regular-season MVP award in what has been his 10th season in the league. LeBron was 18 when he entered the league and did not make the All-Star team in his rookie season, but he has made it every season since.