While many believe LeBron James is Michael Jordan’s closest competitor in terms of being the greatest basketball player of all time, MJ ranked another all-time great ahead of King James on Monday.
According to Bay Area HQ (via Ryne Nelson of Slam Online), Jordan placed Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant ahead of LeBron on his personal list when asked about it during his Flight School camp in Santa Barbara, California:
“Would I rank LeBron over Kobe in terms of best of all time? No. There’s something about five that beats three. Now he may be better than that, but Kobe won five championships. LeBron won three.”