OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - LeBron James changed his jersey number, won an NBA championship and still gets inevitably compared to Michael Jordan at nearly every opportunity.
With James producing at a record-setting clip that no one in league history had reached, just as Jordan's 50th birthday approaches this weekend, classifying James' place in the league couldn't be a hotter topic.
James wants no part of it, posting on Twitter that he's ``not MJ.'' And his peers say it's time to back off all the comparisons.
Three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant said Thursday that it's ``unreal'' what James has done ``but it's kind of hard to compare anybody to Michael Jordan.''
Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade, who grew up in Chicago watching Jordan on TV, says quite simply, ``There will never be another Michael Jordan.''

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