Lebron James is being urged by a minor league outfit in New Jersey to join their ranks. They proposal is simple: "If King James really wants to catch MJ, he needs to spend a season in Minor League Baseball." The debate over who is greater between MJ and his modern contemporary has only intensified in recent time, with King James playing at a historically high level for his age gradiant. Maybe surpassing Jordan in terms of longevity, but even that is hard to gauge given his premature retirement.


The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are a Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, so in theory they feed the parent club when the injury bug hits the main roster. While the team is barely on the national radar, they do have a point. Creating a less divergent path would allow for better analysis. If Lebron & MJ's careers paralleled one another, we could simply compare and list accomplishments. A final tally would suffice in choosing this century's GOAT basketball player. 

The IronPigs' social media dept. also tried getting under Lebron's skin as an recruitment tactic. They thought they might succeed by goading his competitive side. They said Lebron would never reach MJ's level until he struggled through a summer of Triple-A ball. Lebron has yet to RSVP the invitation. His focus is on the Boston Celtics, their opponent in this year's Eastern Conference Final. He never the less has the whole summer to mull over his options.