In an extensive four minutes plus interview to promote a basketball video game-- NBA 2K14 -- Michael Jordan Uncensored— NBA legend Michael Jordan stated that the only player that can beat him one-on-on when he was in his prime is Kobe Bryant.
“Because he steals all of my moves," Jordan said of Bryant in the same interview.
What about current best player LeBron James of the Miami Heat? Jordan says he can beat this generation’s top player.
Watch the full 4:18 interview:
"Absolutely, I thought about the matchup. But no one would ever see it. It's not going to happen. But it's good for people to talk about,” James said in a separate interview with nba.com.
Jordan also said that there's a long list of great players he'd like to be matched-up with and he'd win every single one of them: Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Julius Erving, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade were mentioned.
"I don't think I would lose."
Jordan's highest scoring average was in the 1986-1987 NBA season when he logged in 37.1 points per game. Probably the most complete statline for the player considered to be “the greatest of all-time” was in 1988-1989 NBA Season when he averaged 32.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 2.9 steals per game.
In 15 years in the league, Jordan averaged 30.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG and 5.3 APG. In comparison, James has averages of 26.8 PPG, 8.0 RPG and 7.3 APG in 10 seasons while Bryant has averages of 27.3 PPG, 5.6 RPG and 6 APG in 17 years in the NBA.
MJ has six NBA championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998) to Lebron’s 2 titles (2012 and 2013) and Kobe’s 5 rings (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010).
Do you agree with the G.O.A.T? Watch His Airness’ moves in the video clips below (credit: m2e1iriko) and decide if Kobe or LeBron stands a chance on him in a one-on-one game:
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Top 10 Highest-Paid Tennis Athletes as Ranked by Forbes: Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic and More
- Meet the Aussie “Belieber” Who Survived Car Accident When Kept Conscious by A Friend Talking About Justin Bieber [PHOTOS/VIDEO]
- "The Great Gatsby" vs. "The Rocket" at AACTA Awards 2014: What You Should Know About Top Feature Films Leading Aussie Oscars Nominations [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]