Michael Jordan Willing to Give LeBron James Advice

by November 01, 2013

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James recently said that he wishes he had a relationship with his childhood idol, Michael Jordan. The Charlotte Bobcats owner says he’d be happy to sit and build with LBJ — who Jordan considers the League’s best player — and provide him with basketball advice (even though, technically, they’re NBA rivals.) Per the AP: “Sure, I would be willing to talk to a bunch of the kids,’ Jordan said. ‘And actually I do. I don’t advertise it because I don’t want it to be misconstrued or to be viewed as tampering with other stars. I’m in a more difficult position than other owners because it can be viewed in a different way. But I’ve always welcomed an opportunity to talk to anybody, LeBron included.’ Jordan, a six-time NBA champion and the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, said he’s mentored other players but has kept it on the ‘down low’ because he doesn’t like to publicize his efforts. He wouldn’t name the players, but said there’s nothing he wouldn’t do to help the game. ‘I was very moved to see (Lebron) said that. But I’m not the type that is going to chase down today’s athletes,’ Jordan said. ‘If you welcome conversation or insight from me, I’m here and I’m always going to be receptive of that. I will do what I can to better the player for the game of basketball and not give them bad information because he’s with the Heat and I have a team over here. I’m about the game of basketball and I would give feedback to improve them as a basketball player,’ Jordan said, then added, laughing, ‘even though it may cost my team a chance at the end of the game.'”