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“He’s a Net”: LeBron James’ Shock Statement on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Makes NBA Fans Go Wild

Published 05/18/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

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LeBron James and Michael Jordan have been the two most prominent names in the GOAT debate for years now. The two have made their careers an inspiration for many young basketball players and, in fact, everyone else as well. When Jordan was just starting out and making his mark in the league, everybody knew that he was going to be someone absolutely special. The same happened with LeBron James.

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When Michael Jordan retired in 2003 for the final time, a kid from Akron started out his career. LeBron James in 19 years of his career has exceeded in every stat and leads almost every number there is in basketball. He is the only player to have 10,000 points, assists, and rebounds. He is also second on the list for most points in the history of the game. Michael Jordan, on the other hand, won 6 NBA championships with Scottie Pippen in the 9 seasons he played in the 90s.


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MJ and Scottie were the definition of a formidable partnership. The duo complimented each other on the court like no other. Both the players needed each other to become the legends they were successful in becoming. 

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Similarly, LeBron also always had the support of his teammates and he always credits his many teammates for the brilliant course of his career over the years. But what if Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were to play 2v2 against LeBron James and one other player of his choice? 

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen vs LeBron James and….?

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, or Kyrie Irving. This was what LeBron answered when a fan asked who would he pick if he had to play Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in a 2v2 game. This sent NBA fans on a rollercoaster ride.


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LeBron has obviously played with all three in different phases of his career. LeBron idolized Kobe and kept him in the highest regard, as Kobe had just won the three-peat with the Lakers when LeBron started playing for the Cavaliers. He has also always praised KD for his technicality and the way he has always been a top influence for whichever team he plays for.


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‘King James’ has played with both of them at different times with the US national team. On the other hand, LeBron, and Kyrie were also the duo to fear in the NBA. They featured in 3 back-to-back NBA finals and won one.


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One can only imagine what would happen if any three of them partnered up with LeBron for a game against probably the best duo of all time, MJ and Scottie. Who’s paying big money to hypothetically watch this? Everyone!

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Written by:

Chaitanya Sharma


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Chaitanya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his engineering from SRM University. Having determined an interest in football and basketball, he was inclined towards having a job in the sports industry.
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Arunaditya Aima