Bill Laimbeer had his fair share of run-ins with Michael Jordan.
The former Pistons player battled Jordan many times and with all that being said, he would still pick LeBron James as the best player ever. At about the 4:10 mark, the former « Bad Boy » discusses the difference between the two.
« There’s no question I would take LeBron James, » Laimbeer said. « He can do more. Michael Jordan could could score and make big shots and look spectacular at times with wild flying dunks, but LeBron can get you 18 rebounds, get you 15 assists, or score 50 if he wants to. The triple threat he poses is just phenomenal, and the size — he just physically dominates. It’s impressive. »
Laimbeer also doubts Jordan could do what James has done with this Cavaliers team.
« Look at what LeBron has in the Finals right how, » Laimbeer continued. « Could anybody else in the world have led this team of role players to the Finals right now? I don’t think so. Jordan could not have led this team to the Finals. »
For someone who’s been beaten by Jordan more than a few times, one would think Laimbeer would have a different opinion.