If there is one question that has plagued modern sports in America, or perhaps even our culture as a whole, it is the contentious query of who is a better basketball player: Michael Jordan or LeBron James.
This question tends to divide us down a few different lines. First, by age: Those of us who remember actually witnessing Michael Jordan’s prowess, in real time, will tell you that there is no question that the Space Jam hero is, far and away, the most talented man to ever step foot on the hardwood. In many ways, the highlights that you find on YouTube don’t tell the entire story of Michal Jordan, and that is where the youth of today seems to be lost.
These younger folks, in their inexperience and de facto naiveté, tend to trend toward LeBron James, based purely on a few facts and figures from this new world of dissected, mathematical sport. There is no room for flair, style, or raw talent in their calculations – only numbers.
Now, after “King” James spent some time with Don Lemon of CNN this week, President Trump finally weighs in on the debate.
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
“I like Mike!”. Me too, Donny, me too.
Is there any chance of having this notarized, or turned into honorary legislation in order to finally end the debate over which NBA player was the most prolific of all time? We’ve simply allowed the LBJ crowd far too much slack on the leash.
Here, YouTube; Show these kids what’s up.