These NBA roundtable discussions due to air on NBATV on Tuesday have already been making headlines. First it was Shaq saying he likes Brook Lopez over Dwight Howard, now it's Charles Barkley saying LeBron James can be better than Michael Jordan.
The Chuckster had this to say:
"I do think he can be better than Michael. I thought I would never compare somebody to Michael Jordan. But this guy, LeBron James, he does everything well. Michael did everything well. LeBron James is just bigger, stronger, faster. That's the only difference."
Well, we kind of agree with that statement except for one minor detail Barkley failed to leave out. His Airness wanted to win by any means necessary. If that meant he had to put the team on his back and put up 50 shots, that's what he did. LeBron has shown time and time again that he wants no parts of late game heroics. Jordan never faced a Game 7 in his six Finals appearances and demanded to take the last second shot. He is tha god.
Maybe LeBron's hunger will grow with the taste of his first chip, but that remains to be seen. Until then, never compare anyone to Jordan, not even Kobe (check the stats!).
MJ's resume speaks for itself.