LeBron James Confidently States He Would Take Michael Jordan 1-on-1

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The comparison between two of the greatest players of all time won’t die down any time soon.

Just days after Michael Jordan declared that he’d defeat LeBron James in a 1-on-1 game of basketball if he was in his prime, James struck back with an answer of his own when asked if he would defeat MJ in a game of 1-on-1, via USA Today’s Willie Geist:

“Oh, I take myself, for sure. I mean, I’m gonna take myself versus anybody. I’ll tell you one thing—they’re gonna have to have a few wheelchairs and a couple ambulances there to get us off the floor.”

James is widely considered to be the best player in the game today, while Jordan was considered the best player in the NBA while he played for the Chicago Bulls from 1984 until 1998. During this past season’s Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers star had said that he was the “best player in the world.”

During the 2015 NBA Finals versus the Golden State Warriors, James had perhaps the greatest Finals series performance of all time as he averaged 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. Despite his efforts, the Cavaliers fell to the Warriors in six games.

While the debate will rage on for years even after James has retired, one thing is for certain—the hypothetical question will never be answered.

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D.J. Siddiqi is a staff writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has followed the NBA passionately since the 90's and has taken a keen interest in following LeBron James' career since he was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 draft. Once a critic of LeBron, DJ has grown to admire James as he has evolved from 18-year-old phenom to a four-time MVP and two-time NBA Champion. He looks forward to bringing his knowledge of the game to Cavaliers Nation.