Tuesday, May 8, 2012

LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan: Where's the Beef?

LeBron James' comment to David Aldridge about Michael Jordan indicate His Airness is holding a grudge that started long before the King took his talents to South Beach.

In a Q&A for nba.com, David Aldridge asked LeBron about the offseason he spent visiting with Hakeem Olajuwon, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas to discover keys to winning a championship and whether he would have talked to Jordan if there wasn't a lockout.

DA: Did you want to talk with Michael (Jordan)? 
LBJ: Yeah, but because of the lockout, I couldn't. I've always wanted to talk to Michael throughout the years. But I just haven't been able to do it.

That statement resulted in this tweet...

As several twitter followers pointed out, it's even more weird that LeBron hasn't been able to talk to Jordan since one of LeBron's best friends, Dwyane Wade, is the face of the Jordan brand.

And what about the dinner Pat Riley supposedly had with Jordan and LeBron in November 2009 before a classic Cavs-HEAT game in Miami?

I remember Charles Oakley told the 2 Live Stews in an interview one or two years ago that he just didn't like LeBron and would prefer Kobe. Oakley and Jordan are close, so do they feel the same way?

Jordan said he chose Wade to represent the Jordan brand because he was a champion and understood what it took to be the best player. Does he think less of LeBron because he doesn't have a ring or lacks the understanding of what it takes to be the best?

Did Jordan treat LeBron like Chamillionaire at that dinner in 2009?

If you've got any conspiracy theories, then leave them in the comments section or send them to @MIA_Heat_Index on Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. When it comes to Michael Jordan Lebron falls short. James may go down as one of the best in history but not the best. He will always be a shadow.