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Old 02-17-2013, 07:52 PM   #1851
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Originally Posted by KC_Connection View Post
I'm not selectively pulling stats out. These are the same objective stats that show MJ to be the greatest that's ever played the game (and yet LeBron is still right there with him).

Also, win shares take into account multiple factors and the entirety of a player's contribution on the court. It's not exactly like cherry picking a game winner or PPG stat.
I am not saying you are selectively pulling stats out. I am talking about how you over-rely on stats that only tell a part of the story, and then treat it as gospel. MJ is the greatest player of all time for a lot of reasons statistics just can't describe.

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It's the only thing that matters if you're talking about comparing LeBron and Michael Jordan (because it's absurd to do it any other way, MJ's career overall obviously is better than LeBron's is to this point). LeBron is AHEAD of where MJ was as a pro at the same age. Only time will tell whether LeBron can match the 2nd half of MJ's ridiculous career, but if there's anybody that's going to do it, it will be him.
Yes, time will tell. But again... the measure of who the best player of all time is, will be, if you could sign MJ or LeBron to a long-term contract of the same dollar value, which would you sign? I think it is going to be very, very hard for LeBron to be the guy that eclipses Jordan on the front. It's not going to be based on statistics, where LeBron is undoubtedly going to shatter a ton of records.
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