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Every NBA player will tell you they want to win a championship ring. It means everything leading up to being able to lift the trophy at the end of the season. LeBron James has done it three times. Along the way there was scrutiny beyond anything he probably could’ve imagined. The backlash obviously started with his move to Miami to team up with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, and then back to Cleveland to get Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love with him. There’s no denying his presence brings a storm in its wake to players who may not be “good enough” to play with him. He’s a headache, a really great headache. LeBron James is accomplishing feats where the statistics are outstanding.

For years, we’ve been debating whether LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan. Opinion after opinion has been debated from the writers’ room to the living room. The most common defense is the six championships Jordan has to James’ three. Furthermore, the argument is furthered saying if Jordan does not retire twice, he wins more titles. However, that’s not good enough. A piece of jewelry shouldn’t be the sole statistic that divides these legends. It must come down to the statistics, such as points per game, rebounds, assists, field goal/three-point percentage, postseason statistics, awards, etc. Stats define the separation of a good player from a bad player. More specifically, it separates Lebron and Michael.

March 6th, 2019 will be remembered as the day LeBron James took another accolade out of Jordan’s pocket. James moved to 4th on the all-time scoring list passing Jordan’s mark of 32, 292 points. He’s only 1,333 points away from passing Kobe Bryant, 4,618 points away from passing Karl Malone, and 6,077 points away from passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the top spot. Throughout his career, James has averaged around 2,000 points a season. Based on that level of production, he’s estimated to only need 3-4 seasons to become the all-time scoring leader. Now that’s a stat. It begins the strong defense of why LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan. The further LeBron extends his career, that stat alone of games played is what begins to build the bridge between him and Jordan.

If we break down the crucial stats between the players, this is how the chart plays out:

Regular Season

Total Points – James

Games Played – James

Points per Game – Jordan

Rebounds per Game – James

Assists per Game – James

Field Goal%/3 Point% – Tied

Free Throw % – Jordan

Steals per Game – Jordan

Playoffs

Total Points – James

Games Played – James

Points per Game – Jordan

Rebounds per Game – James

Assists per Game – James

Field Goal%/3 Point% – Tied

Free Throw % – Jordan

Steals per Game – Jordan

As small as the edge may seem, the stats don’t lie LeBron James is beginning to edge Jordan. Though Michael Jordan is mint when it came to championship runs in the NBA Finals, LeBron isn’t slowing down. He has more championships in him, and being with the Los Angeles Lakers, he’s in the right franchise to succeed.

Dillon Davis-Tirado

Dillon Davis-Tirado is currently a rising journalist who joined MFST in November of 2015. He is a passionate soccer fan and is one of the main contributors to offering coverage of the sport to the fanbase.

Hailing from New York City from the borough of Brooklyn, Dillon is a die-hard New York sports fan. He currently resides in Upstate New York, where he studies at Wells College in Aurora, NY.

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