Kobe Bryant or LeBron James?
This ‘present vs. future’ argument continues to spark debate between basketball enthusiasts.
Well, according to the Sun Sentinel, Michael Jordan would rather have Kobe.
When asked who has had the more successful career to this point, Jordan had this to say:
“If you had to pick between the two, that would be a tough choice,” Jordan said.
“But five beats one every time I look at it.”
Bryant is currently sitting on five rings in Los Angeles, while James just won his first championship last season with the Miami Heat.
Jordan continued to explain his reasoning:
“And not that he won’t get five,” Jordan said of James. “He may get more than that, but five is bigger than one.”
LeBron James then responded to Jordan’s choice:
“That doesn’t matter to me,” James said. “If you take Kobe one and then I go second . . . it doesn’t matter. I don’t really get too involved about what guys say about me, or if you take Kobe or if you take LeBron.
“As long as I’m on the floor and I try to make plays for my teammates, I don’t do what I do for other people’s approval.”
As shown by his decision, it’s still championships over everything for Jordan.
Jordan certainly respects James as one of the best players in the game today, but as for whom he would choose?
His choice is clear: Kobe Bean Bryant.
Who is it for you Laker Nation? Would you also pick Kobe over LeBron?
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