Posted October 04, 2012

Charles Barkley says LeBron is ‘bigger, faster, stronger’ than Jordan

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Charles Barkley said LeBron James could be better than Michael Jordan on NBA TV’s “Open Court.” (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.)


5 comments
SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

Bigger and stronger yes, faster?  I don't think so.  More dumb and ghetto?   Yes Lebron wins those!

Edward17
Edward17

Michael Jordan didn't win a gold medal in 1996.  He only has gold medals from 1984 and 1992.  So he only won the NBA title, regular-season MVP, NBA Finals MVP and Olympic gold once, just like LeBron.

goofypook
goofypook

Ha i think those clowns meant 1984

NathanWalker
NathanWalker

Interesting that Jordan won Olympic gold in 1996 when he wasn't even on the squad.

jwats19731
jwats19731

 @SukeMadiq

"Bigger" MJ=6'6"   LBJ=6'9"   CHECK

"Stronger" MJ 210lbs   LBJ 250lbs,  CHECK

"Faster" I never saw thier 40yd dash times but James gets down the court faster than any big I've ever seen. Point is MJ was a guard and LBJ a POWER forward....should'nt MJ be quicker?

Leave the hatred behind Suke, James is the best player on the planet today...& that is indisputable.