And the debate lives on! In a recent interview with ESPN Radio Los Angeles with Mason and Ireland, Kobe Bryant talked about Dr. Buss, Michael Jordan and of course LeBron James. They asked him if LeBron is better than him?! Well isn’t that interesting?! Find out what the Black Mamba said after the jump…
According to Deadspin:
What his reaction is when he gets compared to guys like Michael Jordan:
“I don’t really have a reaction to it. We measure everybody by the greatness that came before us. I think people sometimes forget how great players were before. You forget about the streak Jordan had, you forget about what Magic (Johnson) did, you forget about what Larry Bird did, that’s something that gets pushed to the back-burner. Just go back and look at what some of those guys were doing and some of the numbers that they were putting up, they have done astronomical things and for LeBron, LeBron is still young in his career and still has a lot of runs to make, with this being the first streak that he has put together that has been one of, in a historical sense, but I’m sure he will have many more of those down the road.”
Is LeBron as good as you?
“Is he as good as me? (Host: Yeah, is he as good of a basketball player as you are?) I mean every time you start comparing players to some of the all-time greats then you have to put him in that same room.”