Charles Barkley said LeBron James could be better than Michael Jordan and that James is “just bigger, stronger, faster,” according to an NBC Sports report via AP. The Hall of Famer and TNT NBA analyst made his comments on the first episode of NBA TV’s “Open Court” show which will debut on Tuesday night. The series consists of a roundtable discussion between NBA TV and TNT commentators including Shaq, Reggie Miller, Kenny Smith, Steve Smith and Ernie Johnson.
James and Jordan are the only two players to win the NBA title, regular-season MVP, NBA Finals MVP and Olympic gold in the same year. (James did so this past season; Jordan accomplished the feat twice, in 1992 and 1996.)