I agree with R3AL1TY.
For the record, I would choose all of the following players over Lebron if I have to pick one to win, with a roll of the dice as to which era we are placed in
1. Jordan (clearly)
2. Bird (assuming healthy)
5. This is where Lebron starts getting serious consideration and likely wins out, against Magic and Shaq, but for me personally, loses to Hakeem. And he also never was as dominant as finals Shaq, who was the only player to contest Jordan, in that regard.
Lebron is simply not competent enough as a scorer. As a matter of fact, he's incredibly flawed
as a scorer. Yes- you've read that right. He averages a miserable 37.5 percent from beyond 3 feet. It gets even worse in the playoffs. That coupled with his poor free throw shooting, there's a reason he's been known by half fans to be clutch and half say he's not clutch at all.
Video explains everything here -
It starts around 24:30, 22:30 if you want the full point
26:45 - dispelling the myth of Lebron being clutch.
If you really think that Lebron's getting to the rim that easily in the 80s or 90s, then I suggest going back and watching the way the game operated back then. Not only was Jordan, well, Jordan... but he's one of the best pure shooters to ever play and easily the best midrange shooter (backed up by stats in the midrange thread on the PC forum where even 2nd place Dirk couldn't get near Jordan's volume and efficiency combination).
Here's the issue- We've only seen Lebron dominate in the small ball era. He has not dominated the larger teams with the exception of that one excellent Detroit series back in what, 09. I am nearly positive that he'd struggle against an era with a clogged paint and more defensive allowance, which is all eras prior to the 00s. I also think that there's 0 chance he finishes top 5 in defensive player of the year voting with guys like Jordan, Pippen, Hakeem, Payton, Ewing, Alonzo, Dikembi around.... or in the 80s when Jordan won? They had Hakeem, Eaton, Cooper, Ewing, etc. These guys are all not just better... they're much better defenders than Lebron.
So what does Lebron really have over Jordan other than stats, which even that Jordan far surpasses in context
We've seen Giannis, Steph, Westbrook, Lebron, Luka, Harden, and now even Jimmy put up GOAT quality stats. Include Kawhi if we're talking PER. After seeing what happened to Giannis and Jimmy equaling Lebron this series, it obviously doesn't mean much and certainly indicates a hyper inflated current game, statistically speaking
So what really.... is there to favor Lebron? Judging off of what everyone says on the other forums, basically excuses, "9 finals!" in the eastern conference, and then the claim that he somehow beat the GOAT team which, did not have Durant, and also did not have Steph, who was 2 games into the playoffs, playing terribly in the Rockets series, injured, and was the main reason they got 73 wins in the first place.
Bottom line -
Jordan's more clutch, has less holes in his game (or even none, TBH), has more championships, more accomplishments in quite a few less seasons and a retirement preventing more achievements, his teams had better winning records, and he defeated more 50 win teams. He even has the stats.