LeBron James Names This Michael Jordan Sneaker as One of His Top 3 of All Time

Published 05/08/2021, 1:54 PM CDT
Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers (23) is introduced before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James is arguably the best player in the NBA right now. The Lakers superstar is one of the most well-rounded players the league has ever seen. From passing to defending to scoring, Bron can do it all.

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Given his immense impact on the game, Bron is often considered as one of the candidates for the GOAT conversations alongside Michael Jordan. Given that Jordan was LBJ’s idol, it is surely a massive achievement for ‘the Akron Hammer’.

LeBron James reacts to Michael Jordan’s throwback sneakers

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While James has been headlining the sneaker game right now, it was MJ who had the utmost impact in the sneaker world. With a massive deal with Nike, Jordan was among the first athletes who had their own signature line of shoes.

26-years ago, the Jordan brand launched one of its most iconic shoes in the Concord Jordan 11s. With a classic black and white combination along with the Jordan branding, the Concord was an instant classic among NBA fans all around the world.

People went as far as declaring the sneaker as one of the Top-3 ever. One of the first people to agree to this was LeBron James. James took to Twitter and wrote, ‘FACTS!!!’

While LeBron does have his own brand right now, there is no denying the impact that the Jordan brand left in the sneaker game.

Despite MJ being out of the game for more than 19 years, Jordans still continue to dominate the market and have some of the biggest names representing the brand like Carmelo Anthony.

Can LBJ surpass Jordan as the GOAT?

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While LBJ continues to dominate the league in year 18, he is still a long way from taking over the mantel of the GOAT. This is because of the ginormous trophy cabinet Jordan had in his NBA career.

Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers (23) dunks the ball during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

With 5 MVP trophies and 6 NBA Championships, Jordan is still ahead of Bron in terms of achievements. But with Bron still playing high-level basketball, he could match or even better his idol in terms of accolades.

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Playing in a championship-contending team in the Lakers, LeBron could still win multiple championships; however, winning the MVP trophy might be a long shot for the aging King. Do you think LeBron James can surpass Michael Jordan as the GOAT?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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