Metta World Peace dishes on 15-year-old LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan
An image of a scrimmage between a young James and possibly a 40-year-old Jordan went viral last week, so people were wondering how the game played out:
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Metta World Peace breaks down 15-year old LeBron vs. 38-year old MJ😳: “LeBron at 15-years old was killing it. But nobody at that age could give MJ a run for his money. MJ would have averaged 35 if I didn’t break his ribs. He averaged 25 and he had to sit out 3 months…at 38 years old. LeBron was definitely killing it. He was big and strong and they couldn’t guard him.” — FOLLOW @ClutchPoints — #NBATwitter #NBA #MettaWorldPeace #MWP #LeBronJames #KingJames #MichaelJordan #HisAirness #GOAT
The video of this scrimmage must be found by someone. It would save NBA Twitter during the coronavirus suspension since there’s nothing to watch right now.
Jordan and LeBron are universally recognized as the two greatest basketball players of all time. Jordan has the edge in many people’s eyes since he was 6-0 in the NBA Finals and has six Finals MVPs. LeBron has three titles on his belt, but he’s got a record of 3-6 in the Finals.
James was searching for his fourth ring this season. His Los Angeles Lakers had the top record in the Western Conference standings prior to play being suspended. The four-time NBA MVP was averaging 25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 10.6 assists while shooting 49.8 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Jordan finished his NBA career with averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists. People often time forget that MJ was the 1988 Defensive Player of the Year. That’s an award LeBron has yet to win in the NBA.