By my count, this makes Scottie Pippen, Jim Boeheim and now Charles Barkley. Three Hall of Famers who have all stated their opinion, indicating that LeBron James will eventually be a better player than Michael Jordan.
The only thing preventing most from taking argument seriously is their disdain towards LeBron. This isn’t a question of who is more accomplished. Rather, who is more talented. It’s not a crazy argument when you think about it. Jordan did some things better than LeBron and LeBron does some things better than Jordan.
At the end of the day, my only point is that if three Hall of Famers (and counting) are saying this, you cannot simply dismiss this as nonsense. It means you should at least listen to the argument based on who it’s coming from.
Here’s what Barkley had to say:
”I do think he can be better than Michael,” Barkley said. ”I thought I would never compare somebody to Michael Jordan. But this guy, LeBron James, he does everything well. Michael did everything well. LeBron James is just bigger, stronger, faster. That’s the only difference.”