Michael Jordan may be the best to have ever played the game of basketball, but when it comes to the active players, His Airness prefers Kobe Bryant over LeBron James.
With confidence, M.J. told a group of basketball camp attendees that No. 24 on the Lakers is better than the new No. 6 on the Heat.
“Who’s the best player between Kobe or LeBron? Kobe,” he said.
Clearly, jersey numbers aren’t the deciding factor for Jordan. Last season, James announced he’d be changing his jersey from No. 23 to No. 6, out of respect for Jordan. LeBron said that No. 23 should be retired forever.
Meanwhile, while Kobe’s jersey change from No. 8 to No. 24 has been given many reasons — from the time on the shot clock, to the fact that it was his high school number, etc. — but some believed he was trying to state that he was one better than Jordan.
Regardless, M.J., who reportedly played at least a minor role in Miami’s signing of LeBron, is a Kobe guy.
The rest of us? We prefer Mike.
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