It’s no surprise that Cavaliers’ King James is one of the best, if not THE best (up for debate) in the league, as he spares no victim. Even NBA Legend Michael Jordan recognizes this, saying “if you want to get out of the East…get past Cleveland, then Miami, you got to beat LeBron.” Jordan puts COMPLETE faith in none other than Lance Stephenson! Hit the jump for more juice on Jordan and Stephenson…

via NYPost:

Yes, the three-year, $27 million deal helped, but so did Jordan playing to the ultra-confident Stephenson’s ego.

“We need someone that can compete against LeBron. Simple as that,” Jordan told the 24-year-old Coney Island product, according to an interview this week with ESPN. “I don’t know if the antics was one of those things, but the thing is, I loved the way you competed against LeBron. And to me that’s a plus ’cause if you want to get out of the East, you want to get past Cleveland — at the time it was Miami — you got to beat LeBron.

“We’re willing to take a gamble with you if you are willing to take a gamble with us. Next thing you know, he’s with us.”