Posted October 01, 2013

Michael Jordan: I could have beaten LeBron James one-on-one

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Michael Jordan admitted he might lose to Kobe Bryant because Bryant “steals all of my moves.” (Charlotte Observer)

A promotional video for the NBA 2K14 game to be released on Tuesday includes Michael Jordan saying he could have beaten LeBron James in a one-on-one game in his prime.

In the video, Jordan reveals a long list of past and present NBA players whom he would have liked to have played one-on-one including Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Julius Erving, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant and James.

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Jordan predicts James could be beaten, but he might lose to Bryant because he has stolen MJ’s moves.

“I don’t think I would lose,” Jordan said in the video, before smiling and adding, “Other than to Kobe Bryant because he steals all of my moves.”

Jordan, a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a six-time NBA champion, has promoted 2K Sports since 2011, when he first appeared on the cover of the popular game. He shared the cover in 2012 with Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. James appears on the cover of this year’s NBA 2K14 game for the first time.


5 comments
DreLopez25
DreLopez25

I remember Jordan being one of the best players of all time when I was growing up, and I truly do believe he would win in these match ups. I'd love to see those games played out. Fun interview. Found it while I was watching this video featuring him and Pentatonix: http://youtu.be/VCWpBDCjJP0

GOSFIELD
GOSFIELD

Not too much interest here. . . hypothetical stuff

BlueZoo
BlueZoo

He probably could have back then but what's the point in bringing it up now?

DaveJohnson1
DaveJohnson1

This is hilarious, love the playful back and forth. Both fantastic athletes to watch(ed).

MichaelJ.Teston
MichaelJ.Teston

Jordon was "intolerable" as a player and now he is still "intolerable." Please shut up Mike.