Michael Jordan may be 50, but his confidence hasn’t suffered. If you ask MJ who the greatest MBA player of all time is he’d probably tell you “number 23,” without missing a beat.
The whole hoopla started on Monday when Lebron James told the media he strives to be the greatest player that ever played on the hardwood. There’s no question Lebron is the greatest player on the court right NOW, but greatest player ever to play basketball is a different competition.
In a different media interview on Tuesday by Ahmad Rashad promoting the NBA 2K14 video game, Michael Jordan said he wished he could have played against Elgin Baylor, Julius Erving, Jerry West, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and James (no love for DRose from MJ).
He then went on to say that in his prime he believes he could have won one-on-one against Lebron James, but not necessarily Kobe Bryant because, “he steals all of my moves.” Said of course with a big MJ million dollar smile.
The two NBA stars took to twitter to deliver their responses (James’ response was tweeted by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst):
In your opinion, who is the greatest NBA player of all time?