NBA Finals: Why LeBron Is No Michael

Jake KarmelCorrespondent IIJune 13, 2011

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat stands on court against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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I'm absolutely tired of all these comparisons of LBJ to MJ. Enough. I said before these NBA Finals vs. the Mavericks that LeBron is no Michael and he will NEVER be Michael. 



Michael never scored fewer than 15 points in a playoff game. That was against the Knicks in a loss in Round 2.

Michael never averaged less than 44 percent from the field in the playoffs. LeBron shot 41% in 2007.

MJ never averaged fewer than 29 points in the playoffs. LeBron has averaged less than 29 points three times so far in his six playoff seasons.



Michael never complained about the type of teammates he had around him even though they helped him win over 60 games. 

Michael never got traded then held a huge celebration saying he was going to help the city win six championships (even though he did).

Michael never promised seven championships then failed to deliver in his first try.  

Michael never announced his decision to come back to the NBA two different times on national television. 

Michael never joined the best. He beat the best. 

Michael never got flustered in the playoffs. He made others flustered because of his presence. 

Michael hustled in the fourth quarter even when he shot below 45 percent. He never walked. 

Michael never made a distraction by making fun of another player for being sick (unlike D-Wade and LBJ). He scored 38 points while puking his brains out.

Michael never had millions thrown at him because of his athletic ability. He worked and won six championships and made a name for himself. 


Michael Jordan vs LeBron James

Granted LeBron is explosive and has great athletic ability. I am not taking that away from him.

What I am taking away is LeBron and Scottie's claims that LeBron is the best player to ever play in the NBA.

LeBron never did the things above that Michael did. LeBron was never knocked down by his high school coach then come back and become an NBA CHAMPION. LeBron isn't an NBA champion.

LeBron is the most over-rated player to EVER play in the NBA.