Who was/is the better NBA player: Michael Jordan or LeBron James?
Well, first let’s disregard the fact that Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell probably belong in that discussion. Next, let’s turn to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey:
James, Morey said, is the best player in the history of the NBA “by a bit of a big margin.”
Talking Wednesday in an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, Morey said, “You look at his ability to generate wins and championship probability over time, and you basically break that down. You don’t need all the numbers. You can watch as well and see that.
“But if you basically isolate that and also look at the career he’s had, frankly I think at this point it’s become a bit of a big margin, actually, where he’s come out ahead. I know that’s a little controversial.”
Talking about the Los Angeles Lakers‘ outlook next season with the addition of James, Morey said, “I would expect, I hope, that we’re ahead of them and I would expect Golden State to be ahead of them, but I would never count out a LeBron James team. He is the greatest ever in my mind.”
Right now, the Lakers are have the fourth-lowest odds to win the NBA championship. The Golden State Warriors are the favorites, followed by the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets.
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