Sunday, July 25, 2010

23 Reasons LeBron Will Never Be MJ

A lot of talking heads have said that with his decision to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, LeBron effectively destroyed his chance to ever reach Michael Jordan's level.  However if LeBron manages to average a triple double and the Heat win 70+ games, the comparisons will inevitably pop right back up.  While professional journalists and columnists much more talented than myself will no doubt analyze in depth whether LeBron has reached His Airness in the future, here are 23 quick reasons why LeBron won't ever be like mike. 

1) MJ: 6 Rings, 6 Finals MVPs
    LBJ: 0 Rings, 1 Finals appearance

2) Be Like Mike (No Way LeBron ever comes Close to Pulling this off)


3) Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat

No Matter How Many Titles LeBron wins in Miami, He'll never win one of these

5) Speaking of UNC, Video Evidence of Jordan's Superiority #1: NCAA Finals vs Georgetown

6) MJ: 10 Scoring Titles (NBA Record), 7 Consecutive Scoring Titles (NBA Record)
    LBJ: 1 Scoring title

7) Video Evidence of Jordan's Superiority #2: The Shrug

8) Jordan's most memorable media announcement was a two word press release: "I'm Back"
LeBron's most memorable media announcement was an overblown one-hour Sportscenter special.

9) Jordan wanted to beat the best players of his era, LeBron wants to play alongside them

10) 1992 "Dream Team" > 2008 "Redeem Team"
11)  This is how MJ puts a dagger in the heart of Cleveland

12) And this is how LeBron puts a dagger in the heart of Cleveland

One of the Greatest Movies Ever Made

14) "There's Michael Jordan and then there is the rest of us."
       -Magic Johnson (5 time NBA Champion)

15)  Video Evidence of Jordan's Superiority #3: The Cradle

16) The Air Jordans

17) MJ won the Slam Dunk Contest twice, beating out Dominique Williams who also was an amazing dunker.  LeBron has never competed in the Slam Dunk Contest.

18) "90 percent of what I’ve learned and what I’ve figured out comes from [Michael Jordan]"

      -Kobe Bryant (5 time NBA champion)

19) Jordan learned the game under Dean Smith, one of the top college coaches of all time and one of the highest character people in the history of college basketball.  LeBron skipped college.

20) Video Evidence of Jordan's Superiority #4: "The Flu Game"

21) These Three Commercials:

22) Video Evidence of Jordan's Superiority #5: Last Shot as a Chicago Bull

23)"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
-Michael Jordan

"I'm going to take my talents to South Beach"
-LeBron James