LeBron James, Who Admitted Getting Inspired From Michael Jordan, Once Explained Why 2 GOATs Would Have Been Perfect Teammates

Published 08/28/2022, 2:30 PM EDT

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has said many times that Michael Jordan was his inspiration. Jordan and LeBron may be compared in the GOAT debate, but LeBron has always had high praise for Jordan. He even mentioned that he would have been a perfect teammate to Jordan and one of his legendary teammates.

LeBron and Jordan have been coming up in the GOAT debate for some time now. Despite all this, LeBron holds Jordan at the highest level. He modeled some of his game with Jordan’s moves. And he has said that he grew up wanting to be like him. LeBron talked about how he got to play with Jordan once.

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LeBron James says he and Michael Jordan never lost a game when they teamed up

When LeBron was a rookie, he attended Jordan’s camp in 2003. At the end of the camp, they used to compete in games. Jordan would also include the college kids who he invited. They used to play for a little more than an hour. LeBron says whenever he was on Jordan’s team, they never lost.

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He also added that he would have loved to play with Jordan. He said, “Me personally the way I play the game — team first — I feel like my best assets work perfectly with Mike.”

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“Mike is an assassin. When it comes to playing the game of basketball, scoring the way he scored the ball [then] my ability to pass, my ability to read the game plays and plays and plays in advance.”

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LeBron also added that he would have loved to play with Jordan’s teammate, Scottie Pippen. Both LeBron’s and Pippen’s games were similar, and they almost played in the same position. LeBron added, “Pip was one of my favorite players…it would’ve been a whole another level with me being that point forward alongside of him during those Chicago runs.”

A team of these three would have been virtually unstoppable. But a combination of Jordan and LeBron would have been enough. Arguably, the two greatest players of all time on the same team would have been surely a sight to see.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

Edited By: Pritam Priyedarshi

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