Lebron James vs Michael Jordan

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LeBron vs. MJ
In the article “LeBron James: 4 Reasons King James Will Never Get Close to Michael Jordan” by Sammy Sucu, he attempts to explain how LeBron James will never be as great as Michael Jordan. He does so by using four attributes he believes make a player great in the NBA. These attributes include: On court demeanor, success, crunch time, and mental strength. He uses them to show how weak LeBron James is in these areas and how Michael Jordan flourished in them and became a legend. Sucu makes a decent argument that LeBron cannot be compared to the legacy of Michael Jordan.

The article “LeBron James: 4 Reasons King James Will Never Get Close to Michael Jordan” by Sammy Sucu, begins with a seemingly fair comparison between LeBron and Michael. He gives credit to LeBron by saying that he is one of the best players to play the game of professional basketball since the retirement of Michael Jordan but then he clearly states his argument that LeBron will never be as great as Michael Jordan. Then he makes comparisons on how LeBron and Michael are different. He gives credit to LeBron James saying that he is a more physically gifted athlete and that he is a better distributor of the ball than Jordan. He recognizes that both players are very talented but LeBron doesn’t possess the intangibles that Michael Jordan had. Then the author goes into detail with his four reasons on why LeBron will never come close to Jordan.

The first reason Sucu gives on why LeBron isn’t on the same level Jordan was, is the on court demeanor. Sucu explains how every time Jordan stepped in the court it seemed though as he was a general on the court. The author compares him to Robert E. Lee and George Washington put together. Then he goes into how cool headed Michael Jordan is. He explains how Jordan would never give up and he would fight until the very end even if his team were to lose the game. Now he goes into LeBron’s side of the tale. When LeBron takes the court, Sucu describes...
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