Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/19/13
Isiah Thomas has an opinion in the great debate between Michael Jordan and LeBron James.  Thomas who was an all time great in the league told Waddle & Silvy on ESPN 1000 that he’s not sure who the better ball player is, but LeBron is the better athlete. “They’re both great players, and they’re both great in their eras,” Thomas said on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “In my era, we hadn’t seen an athlete quite like Michael Jordan. He jumped higher than everyone else. He was a little faster than everyone else and he was just the best athlete. “LeBron James is the best athlete of today, and he’s probably a better athlete than Michael Jordan was. He’s bigger, he’s faster, he’s stronger.” Thomas said the head to head matchup in basketball would depend on a few different factors. “Now when you put them out on the floor to compete against each other in different eras, it depends on which rules you’re playing with and which coach you’re being coached by,” Thomas
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