Gary Payton declares LeBron James ‘by far’ better all-around player than Michael Jordan

Peter Dewey
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Hall of Famer Gary Payton battled the great Michael Jordan during his playing career, but he doesn’t consider Jordan to be the best all-around player ever.

Payton revealed that Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is “by far” a better all-around player than Jordan was.

Jordan won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls during his storied playing career. James, who is looking to lead the Lakers to another title, won his fourth NBA championship last season.

The two have amazing resumes, but it certainly is hard to compare eras and players that played different positions.

Still, James will have the title as the better all-around player in Payton’s eyes.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.