"I don’t understand why people just move him right by Kobe Bryant."
The Michael Jordan vs LeBron James debate has been going on for years and it shows no signs of slowing. Every year, especially during the NBA Playoffs, sports talk shows beat this question to death and this season is no different.
On yesterday's taping of "Mike & Mike" on ESPN, Charles Barkley made an appearance to talk about that very subject and said that MJ's "on a whole other planet" but if LeBron can beat the Warriors in the NBA Finals this year, he "might move up to Kobe Bryant's status."
"If LeBron is able to beat the Golden State Warriors, I might move him up to Kobe Bryant’s status. Michael (Jordan)’s got six championships — that’s a whole other planet. LeBron has three championships, he’s one of the 10 greatest players ever. If they’re able to beat the Golden State Warriors, that would be incredible, and I’d put him on the same level as Kobe Bryant at that point."
"Michael’s on a whole other level, he won six championships. LeBron is amazing, but I don’t understand why people just move him right by Kobe Bryant. Bryant won five championships, and he’s done some things we’ve never seen before."
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