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Just think about this simple fact. LeBron James would never face a double-team.
In an NBA game, when the question: "what is the best way to stop LeBron?" is asked, the general answer is: "make him take a mid-range jumper and contest it."
How do you do this? Guard him tight, and make sure your best defensive big man is in the driving lane.
With no help defense, why would James ever take a shot outside the paint?
He's developed a post game that has helped him shoot 56.5 percent this season and has two inches and 34 pounds on Jordan.
If MJ guards LBJ tightly and LeBron even gets half of a step on Jordan, it's a dunk every time. If Jordan keeps his position, LeBron can use his combination of speed and strength to get to the wing near the paint, post-up and use his size advantage off the glass.
If Jordan gives LeBron a light cushion and tries to lure him into taking a jump shot, James will just watch Jordan's feet while he dribbles in closer a few times and have the same options at his disposal.
Additionally, if LBJ fails to connect on his first attempt, by consistently taking close shots and having a height supremacy, there is a good possibility he will grab a couple offensive rebounds.
Even though Jordan has made All-Defensive First Team nine times, he has never defended a player as physically diverse as LeBron.