Sixerscan wrote:ProcessDoctor wrote:https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/michael-jordan-faced-better-competition-than-lebron-james/
Lots of good discussions there about how MJ had tougher competition than LeBron.
Interesting, Jordan had a sweet spot during the 90s of facing a lot of very good but not elite championship quality teams. Whereas Lebron basically alternated between facing decent East teams and then the West juggernaut in the finals. I'd take the 4 Warriors teams and the '13 and '14 Spurs teams over anyone Jordan faced (just talking 90s), and that '12 Thunder team probably had as much talent as anyone but was too young.
That Mavs loss sort of settles it though.
Not really considering MJ and LeBron were the same age at the time of their first titles. Jordan’s edge is mostly story where A) he entered the league at a later age so he had 3 fewer seasons of ‘failure’ earlier on and B) played for an organization much better at surrounding him with good teammates earlier in his career.