Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/15/13
I’m sensing either beef, hurt feelings, or a legacy threatened, but Michael Jordan is ratcheting the heat up on LeBron James at every turn. A day after saying he would take Kobe Bryant over LeBron because 5 rings are better than 1, Jordan took another shot at James. Jordan questioned whether the players of today could play during his era in the 90′s, and suggested only LeBron, Tim Duncan, Dirk, and Kobe as the four players who could hack it in his era according to CBS Sports.  Even after including LeBron, he questions the coddled nature of today’s players, and suggest LeBron would be good, but not nearly as successful. When someone on TV compares LeBron to Oscar Robertson, Jordan fumes. He rolls his eyes, stretches his neck, frustrated. “It’s absolutely … ” he says, catching himself. “The point is, no one is critiquing the personnel that he’s playing against. Their knowledge of how to play the game … that’s not a fair comparison. That’s not right … Could LeBron be successful in our era? Yes. Would he be as successful? No.” Mike is truly not feeling this LeBron is better than him talk, and seeing that he’s too old to prove it, he’s just going to continue to remind you.
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