Former Cavs Teammate Praises LeBron James at the Expense of Michael Jordan Who ‘Had to Take a Break

Published 11/06/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates the final horn against the Denver Nuggets during overtime quarter of Los Angeles’ 120-116 win on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


The GOAT debate is the most ravaging subject when it comes to NBA conversations. The sport has been played professionally for over 70 years, but two men: Michael Jordan and LeBron James, are the ones who command the most attention in such debates. There are endless comparisons between the two, with fans never being able to come to a consensus.

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During a recent interview, James’ former teammate Kyle Korver revealed LeBron’s most impressive attribute. And while doing that, Korver once again brought up the comparison with Jordan. He said, “His greatest attribute is his ability to do it again tomorrow. His ability to recover in mind, body and spirit on a day-to-day basis is it’s out of this world.”

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Korver then brought up the comparison with MJ. “Michael Jordan, he had to take a break in the middle after three (rings),” Korver said. “And I’m not here to debate, Michael and LeBron, but it’s a lot to be not just putting in the time, but to take the scrutiny that he does.”

While LeBron is often scrutinized for his negative Finals record, going to the NBA Finals 10 times is a massive achievement. His dominant run in the East is something that players would dream to replicate. And to do it without taking a break like Michael Jordan, is what helps his case to be the GOAT.

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With the commencement of the 2021-22 season, LeBron James entered Year 19 of his NBA career. Very few players in the history of the game have been able to last this long in the league. But what sets him apart is how he has been MVP caliber in every single season. Players often become role players at this stage, but LeBron has once again begun a new campaign looking like the best player in the league.

Oct 31, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr. (6) in the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

So far, Bron is averaging averaged 24.8 points, seven assists and 5.5 rebounds in six games with the Lakers. Without him, the purple and gold have twice been embarrassed by the OKC Thunder, who have the worst record in the league. In his absence, the team looks lost, and that is a testament to his greatness, even with him being just a month away from turning 37 years old.

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Nobody lives up to the phrase ‘Age is just a number’ better than LeBron James.

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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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