Michael Jordan Says Kobe Could Beat Him 1-On-1, Not LeBron

Kobe-Takes-on-JordanOne of the most ubiquitous sports debates revolves around the greatest basketball player of all time. It’s a difficult one because every decade adds or takes something away from the game, making it hard to compare players across eras. We can go back and watch the games, but different players found success against different competition in different ways.

Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the best basketball player of all time, but he isn’t nearly the most winningest player of all time (Bill Russell) and trails Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in all time scoring. Then there are guys like Kobe Bryant, who is regarded as the best player from the Jordan era, and LeBron James, NBA’s reigning NBA and Finals MVP.

Jordan was recently interviewed by Ahmad Rashad to promote NBA 2K14, and had spoke about whether or not he’d could be beat one-on-one by today’s superstars.

“I don’t think I would lose,” said Jordan in the interview. “Other than to Kobe Bryant because he steals all of my moves.”

Jordan was then asked who he thought the best player in the game right now was, and had some kind word for both Bryant and James.

“In terms of dominance in the game of basketball at this stage, it’s LeBron. Championship wise, it’s Kobe.”

At this stage in their respective careers, it’s hard to go against Jordan’s sentiments. James has led his team to back-to-back championships in the past two seasons, but he still trails Bryant by three in that department.

You can watch the interview here.

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