LeBron James Dismisses Michael Jordan Picking Kobe Bryant Over Him

by February 15, 2013

Michael Jordan raised more than a few eyebrows when he chose Kobe Bryant over LeBron James during an interview that will be televised on Monday, citing Kobe’s five NBA titles to LeBron’s one. James, too busy dominating the League to get into any kind of historical debate with MJ, said he doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him at this point. Not even Michael. Per the Miami Herald: “In an interview with NBATV, Jordan said he would take Bryant over James based on the fact that Bryant has won more championships. The majority owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan has had a spotty career as an evaluator of talent, but he probably couldn’t go wrong with either superstar. Still, given the choice, His Airness would take Bryant. ‘Five beats one every time I look at it,’ Jordan said. ‘And not that [James] won’t get five. He may get more than that, but five is bigger than one.’ […] ‘It doesn’t matter to me,’ James said. ‘If you take Kobe one and I go second, it doesn’t matter. I don’t get too involved in what guys say about me or if you take Kobe or if you take LeBron. As long as I’m on the floor and I make plays for my teammates, I don’t do what I do for other people’s approval.'”