Charles Barkley Says LeBron James Can Be Better Than Michael Jordan

Charles Barkley has always bristled at the very idea that anyone could match (let alone surpass) his good friend Michael Jordan. But Sir Charles seems to have had a change of heart, and is now convinced that LeBron James could become better than MJ. Per the Sun-Sentinel (via NBATV’s “Open Court”, which resumes next Tuesday): “Barkley on LeBron James comparisons to Michael Jordan: ‘I do think he can be better than Michael. 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.’ [Shaquille O’Neal] on James’ future: ‘Unfortunately for LeBron, now that the monkey is off his back, he is going to be compared to two people: Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. So now the question is how many championships can he get? We all know he is a competitor.’”