Michael Jordan and the Bulls won six NBA champions in a span of eight years—MJ earned Finals MVP honors each time—but according to LeBron James, Jordan may have gotten a bit too much credit for Chicago’s success.
James says Jordan (along with Ken Griffey Jr. and Deion Sanders) was his childhood sports idol.
LBJ made headlines in his podcast debut Wednesday, revealing that he wants to own an NBA squad once his playing days come to an end, and comparing J.R. Smith to a dolphin.
Per the NEOMG:
James, 31, is entering his 14th pro season. He just signed a three-year, $100 million deal with the Cavs. Oh, and he’s coming off a Finals MVP from June, when he led Cleveland back from the largest deficit in NBA championship history to beat the Warriors in seven games. […] James has, actually, played in the last six Finals – something no one has done since the 1960s. In other words, as James said on the podcast, he’s still in his prime. So he’s not riding off into the sunset (and toward ownership of an NBA team) any time soon.“You definitely listen to the statistics and they talk about the prime is 26 to 31, or whatever the case may be. I don’t quite know it anymore because I kind of just threw it out of my mind,” James said. “I’m giving my body and giving my mind the best opportunity to just keep going while I can. If I can make a statement and make an impact while I can, I mean, why not?” […] James does think about his “legacy” because “I want to be greatest of all time, so it does creep into my mind, but not where it oversteps what the main thing is, and that’s the right now.” He also said “this whole legacy thing is much bigger than me jumping up and making a shot, or getting a defensive stop or things of that nature” in reference to his work with the LeBron James Family Foundation. Through his foundation, he’s trying to help at-risk, inn-ercity children in Akron learn to read and get to college.
Speaking of Jordan, James said he along with Ken Griffey Jr. and Deion Sanders were the players he looked up to most as a child. However, James also suggested Jordan gets too much credit sometimes for the six championships the Bulls won with him, or at least Scottie Pippen and other role players do not get enough credit.
By Marcel Mutoni
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