The Similarities and Differences of MJ and Lebron

Michael Jordan and Lebron James are both great basketball players, despite their similarities and differences. When people talk about the greatest basketball players of all time, these two are always the ones being debated. In their primes, Michael was ‘6 6’’, 205 pounds and Lebron is ‘6 8’’, 250 pounds. You can noticeably see the difference in their size. Michael was still tall for his position, as he was a guard, the positions (there are two on the court at a time) that are always the smallest on the court. Lebron is a forward though, so he is not tall for his position. Michael scored more points than Lebron in his career, as in 1,072 games he has amassed 32,292 points, an average of 30.1 points a game, the same amount Steph Curry scored two years ago in 82 games. Lebron on the other hand, has scored just 29,437 points in 1,084 games. They are both all-time great scorers though, as Jordan has scored the 4th most points ever, and Lebron is 7th. The big difference between their careers however, is that Lebron is still playing. In Fact, he is only 32 years old this season, and he is by far the best player in the league today. For his career, Jordan has averaged 30.1 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, and shot 49.7%. Lebron has averaged 27.2 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, 7.1 assists per game, and shot 50.3%. The numbers are very close, as they are both incredible, incredible players. One big difference is that Jordan won a defensive player of the year award, and Lebron did not. They are both good defenders though, as arguably Lebron’s career-defining moment was when he had a come from behind block on Andre Iguodala to help get him his third championship. In conclusion, Michael Jordan and Lebron James are both incredible basketball players with similarities and differences.


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