MJ says he could've beaten LeBron
SANTA BARBARA, CA (The Spread) – Could Michael Jordan have beaten LeBron James in a game of one-on-one in his prime? “MJ” certainly thinks he could have.
While speaking to a group of kids in a Q&A session at the 20th Michael Jordan Flight School in Santa Barbara, CA, Jordan said there’s “no question” he could have beaten LeBron in his prime.
“This is the ESPN question,” Jordan said. “I know it's going to be all over ESPN. If I was in my prime, could I beat LeBron in a one-on-one game? No question. And he's going to say no question.”
Jordan was, and apparently still is, the ultimate competitor. It’s not surprising to hear him say that he could have beaten LeBron in his prime. Part of what made Jordan one of the greatest basketball players of all time is an unwavering sense of confidence that he could beat any opponent on any given day. It’s good to see that Jordan still has it.
As for LeBron, according to oddsmakers from online sports book GT Bets, his Cavs are 5/2 to win the 2016 NBA Championship.