49ers Legend Says LeBron James Would’ve Done Better Than Michael Jordan on ’90s Bulls

Justin Benjamin
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Lately, Los Angeles Lakers superstar has been gaining favor in the argument for greatest of all time against Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan.

Two-time Super Bowl champion Torrey Smith declared that James would have won five rings in a row had he replaced Jordan on the Bulls in 1996.

James, 35, is already considered one of the best players of all time in the NBA.

Yet, the veteran is shooting to surpass Jordan by the time his career comes to an end.

Smith’s assertion interestingly infers that James would have been able to handle the physicality of the 1990s. While that’s always been an argument against the Lakers All-Star in the Jordan debate, a notable player also recently defended James.

On Tuesday, former Detroit Pistons star Bill Laimbeer called James the greatest player ever. The notorious Pistons “Bad Boy” competed against Jordan for several years.

Jordan, 57, has career averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 boards and 5.3 assists per game. In addition, he is best known for capturing six championships in the six NBA Finals that he participated in.

On the contrary, James has won just three championships despite going to the NBA Finals nine times. Yet, the four-time MVP has strong all-around career averages of 27.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.4 assist per contest.

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