James keen to establish himself, dismissing comparisons with legend Michael Jordan.
Arguably the best player in the NBA right now, LeBron James has taken to Twitter to dismiss comparisons being made with the legendary Michael Jordan.
After the Miami Heat’s 117-104 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, James became the first ever NBA player to record 30 points and 60% shooting in six consecutive games.
However, he was keen to play down comparisons to Jordan, tweeting: “I’m not MJ, I’m LJ,” to his followers.
James has three regular-season MVP awards, and won his first NBA Finals last season, with many tipping the Heat to make it back-to-back championships this season.
However, with Jordan’s collection of six NBA titles, James will undoubtedly know he has a long way to go before catching ‘his Airness’, while also appreciating the two are completely different players who played in different eras.
It comes at a time when Jordan is set to make his 50th appearance on the front cover of Sports Illustrated, ahead of his 50th birthday, and is still widely regarded as the greatest of all time.
Yet at the age of 28, James has many years left in the league and could potentially surpass Jordan’s achievements. For now though, it appears the Miami star is concentrating on his own game rather than those asking the question, is LeBron James better than Michael Jordan?