Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was not impressed when he saw an article on ESPN saying, “LeBron James says he’s envisioned Michael Jordan as a teammate not an adversary”
James believed ESPN twisted his answer to a question asking whether he thought he could have complemented Jordan well as a teammate. The Lakers star took to Twitter to say that although he loved to be teammates with any NBA legend, he would never miss an opportunity to compete against them
“No, I didn’t say I envisioned MJ as a teammate not an adversary. A question was asked, ‘Do I think I could have been a teammate of his and compliment his game,'” he wrote on Twitter.
“I love the greats and would have loved to play with them all during their runs because I a historian of the game but I also would die to compete vs every single one of them too! Don’t ever get it twisted! Nevertheless, MJ Thank You for being my angel, inspiration, superhero!”
No I didn’t say I envisioned MJ as a teammate not an adversary. A question was asked “Do I think I could have been a teammate of his and compliment his game”. I love the greats and would have loved to play with them all during their runs because I a historian of the game but https://t.co/PxCv4EBydM
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 19, 2020
The tweet from James was pointing towards an article from Brian Windhorst of ESPN. It was an article summarizing James’ comments in the Uninterrupted show that released on their YouTube channel on Monday.
In the show, James talked about various things including The Last Dance. He also highlighted how Michael Jordan was influential in his life.
LeBron James vs Michael Jordan
Over the years, James has been one of the most successful players in the NBA. He started his career in 2003 just after Jordan had played his last season. Very soon, James established himself as one of the best in the league. And not long after, people began to draw comparisons to Jordan.
James initially went through a period without any title, playing seven years for his hometown franchise Cleveland Cavaliers. He then joined Miami Heat and won two consecutive titles. He later rejoined the Cavaliers to lead them to their first NBA title.
James is currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, aiming for another title. Over his 17 seasons in the NBA, James has been a 16-time NBA All-Star with three All-star game MVPs.