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Michael Jordan is better then Lebron James

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/9/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 weeks ago Status: Debating Period
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I am (For) I believe Michael Jordan is a better player then Lebron James

Michael Jordan played 15 NBA Seasons and won the NBA championship 6 times

While Lebron has only played 13 NBA seasons, he has only won 3 championships, so if he wins it for the next 2 years in a row, Michael Jordan would still have more.

Michael Jordan won 1 defensive player of the year, Lebron never has.

Michael Jordan was the steals leader 3 times, Lebron has never been a steal leader.
Jordan has 10 scoring leader titles, lebron only has 1

I can't wait to see what my opponent thinks! See you then!


I believe that Lebron James is better than Michael Jordan.

First of all the Pro side gives nothing but Michael's Legacy, but Lebron James is still alive, and is still playing, so it is unfair to compare the two at the time.

In fact, lets look at the time when they were both 31, as that is Lebron's current age.

When they were both 31, Lebron has made it to the NBA finals 7 times, and Michael has only made it to the NBA finals 3 times.
Not only that, but Lebron has won 4 MVPs, while Michael Jordan has only won 3.
LeBron has also played on worse teams with worse coaches. LeBron also plays every position including center and defense incredibly well at all of them. LeBron also can’t hand check on defense. LeBron is taller and stronger and more powerful but also a better three-pointer shooter than Jordan.

The Pro side also makes a statistical argument, but chooses to omit some statistics.

Player Efficiency Rating

Jordan: 27.9 (first all time)

James: 27.7 (second all-time)

You can see that there is only a .02 difference.

Not only that, but

Jordan had one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, Scottie Pippen, on all six teams when he went to the NBA Finals. He also had Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman on two of them and likely Hall of Famer Toni Kukoc on three of them. He was coached by Phil Jackson for all six. Nobody can legitimately claim that James had anything close to that cast.

When Jordan left to play baseball, the Bulls won 55 games and reached Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal against the Knicks.

When LeBron James left the Cavaliers, they went 19-63.

When James left Miami, the Heat went 37-45.

You can tell that Lebron James is a better leader, making him a better player.

For all these reasons, you should vote con.

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Posted by GenericUser747 2 weeks ago
You basically just said that you think 2+2=4 and are now challenging people to prove you wrong.
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