Nostalgia is a crazy thing, sometimes things we remember as larger than life are just merely great. A perfect case in point are the arguments surrounding the Dream Team and 2012 Olympic Team debate, but I digress.
Syracuse basketball head coach and Olympic assistant coach, Jim Boeheim, had nothing but compliments for LeBron James after seeing him play during the Olympics via The Big Lead.
He’s a leader. He gets on the court, he tells people what to do … this guy can guard five [positions] … put him on anybody, he can guard him. I always felt Michael Jordan was the best player I’ve ever seen … I didn’t think it was close … and I’m not so sure anymore … this guy is 6-9, 260 pounds and he’s getting better … I know we’ve had great, great players through the years. He’s like Magic Johnson with Michael Jordan-type skills as well.”
LeBron James is having one of the best years in the history of basketball being one of only two players to ever win an NBA title, MVP and a gold medal in the same year. The other person? Yeah, it’s Mr. Jordan.
LeBron James sure did have a hell of a year, and is entering, arguably, some of the best basketball that some may ever see, but do you agree with Boeheim?
Could James become better than Jordan?