When people ask about the Michael Jordan vs LeBron James debate, one of the pro-Michael Jordan arguments revolves around his 6-0 Finals record.
What the younger generation may not know or remember, is exactly who Michael Jordan faced in the Finals.
This is a side by side comparison of the All-Stars that Michael Jordan has faced vs the All-Stars LeBron James has faced.
Who do you think had tougher Finals competition?
1991: Magic Johnson and James Worthy.
1992: Clyde Drexler
1993: Charles Barkley, Dan Majerle.
1996: Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp
1997: John Stockton, Karl Malone,
1998: Karl Malone
2007: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker,
2011: Dirk Nowitzki
2012: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook
2013: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker
2014: Tony Parker
2015: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson
2016: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green
2017: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant.
Whilst it’s clear LeBron had a quite a full plate when it comes to amount of All-Stars, who’s were better? Could you make the argument that while LeBron is currently 3-4 he’s had a tougher run? Or were Michael Jordan’s All-Time OG opponents more of a handful?