As if Bulls fans aren’t frustrated enough about the turning tide in the Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Cavs, now come the inevitable comparisons of Lebron James to Michael Jordan.
Not exactly what the “see-red” crowd wants to see.
Has to be asked: Can the Bulls beat LeBron James in a series?Before you dismiss this debate as a bunch of generational hooey, you might want to crack open that dusty record book.
Here, I’ll do it for you:
Besides the glaring 6-2 edge in the all-important hardware category, the bar charts are beginning to even out.
I’m not trying to cause any trouble, I’m just sayin’ …
Hardly a game can pass without some MJ-LBJ reference being made.
After LeBron’s buzzer beater in Game 4, it was:
Interesting comparison of LeBron & MJ in clutch postseason go ahead shots pic.twitter.com/mH3RAbg5uW— Ronnie 2K 2K19 (@Ronnie2K) May 11, 2015
After James’ 38-point performance in Game 5, it was:
Michael Jordan and LeBron James now have the same number of 30-point, 5-rebound, 5-assist games in postseason pic.twitter.com/8LXvdW1uJp— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 13, 2015
LeBron James' teams have won a road playoff game in 20 consecutive series. 2nd longest streak, Michael Jordan had 24: http://t.co/6ICAOFitbq— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 11, 2015
LeBron James has taken 10 go-ahead shots in final 5 sec. of 4Q or OT in playoffs. He's made 6. Michael Jordan was 5-of-11 in his career.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 11, 2015
Still, the true Bulls fan knows none of this matters. There’s always one thing MJ will hold over LeBron:
Lebron better than Jordan? HA! Holler at me when Lebron saves the Looney Toons from an Alien race.— Men's Humor (@MensHumor) May 13, 2015