Found February 16, 2013 on NESN.com:
Just one day after Michael Jordan stated that he would pick Kobe Bryant over LeBron James as the NBA’s best player, James is fighting back with arguments of his own. While Jordan’s reasoning for picking the Lakers star over the Heat star can be traced back to number of championships, James doesn’t believe the answer is that simple.  He isn’t sold that the caliber of a player is directly proportional to the number of rings they have won — despite possessing one of his own. “At the end of the day, rings don’t always define someone’s career,” James said. “If that’s the case, then I’d sit up here and say I would take (Bill) Russell over Jordan. But I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t take Russell over Jordan. Russell has 11 rings, Jordan has six. I wouldn’t do that.” James is no stranger to being compared to other greats, but that doesn’t mean he has to like it. During Friday’s media session for All-Star weekend, James made it clear that he isn’t reading too much into Jordan’
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