Basketball

Difference between LeBron James and Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is considered by many to be the best basketball player in NBA history. On the other hand, LeBron James is today one of the best active basketball players. The following comparison is a comparison of his achievements. LeBron James started his career playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, then he played 4 years in a row for the Miami Heat. He has currently returned to Cleveland. Michael Jordan , on the other hand, played for the Chicago Bulls for most of his career. Thanks to him, the Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship 6 times.

Comparison table

Lebron James
Michael Jordan
Date of birth December 30, 1984 February 17, 1963
Height 2.03 meters 1.98 meters
Weight 113.4 kilos 98 kilos
Place of birth Akron, Ohio Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American American
Nickname King James MJ, Air Jordan, His Airness
High school Saint Vincent, Saint Mary Emsley A. Laney (Wilmington, North Carolina)
Dorsal 6 23, 45, 9 and 12
Salary $30.96 million dollars annually (during the 2016-2017 season) $1.03 million dollars (during the 2002-2003 season)
Personal life James is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, with whom he has 3 children. Jordan divorced Juanita Vanoy after 13 years of marriage, with whom he has 2 children.
Olympic achievements 2 gold medals (2008 and 2012) 2 gold medals (1984 and 1992)
Championships 3 6
Finalist for the MVP (Most Valuable Player) 3 (2012, 2013, 2016) 6 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998)
MVP Winner 4 (2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013) 5 (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996 and 1998)
rookie of the year 2004 1985
Position Base, shooting guard, forward and power forward shooting guard and forward
All Star Games 12 (from 2005 to 2016) 14 (from 1985 to 1993, from 1996 to 1998, and from 2002 to 2003)
MVPs in All Stars games 2 (in 2006 and 2008) 3 (in 1988, 1996 and 1998)
What league does he play in? NBA (USA) NBA (USA) Retired
Average rebounds per game 7.2 6.2
Average blocks per game 0.8 0.8
Average assists per game 6.9 5.3
Average steals per game 1.7 23
Average points per game 27.2 30.1
Assists 6,815 5,633
defensive rebounds 5,875 5,004
offensive rebounds 1,192 1,668
Career Since 2003 and is still valid. From 1984 to 2003 (19 years).
Points accumulated throughout your career 26,833 32,292
Equipment He began his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Later he went to the Miami Heat. However, a few years later he returned to the Cavaliers, where he currently plays. Jordan began his career with the Chicago Bulls. There he played 12 years. However, he ended his career with the Washington Wizards, where he played from 1995 to 1998.
Best Defensive Quintet Award 6, from 2009 to 2014. 9, from 1988 to 1993 and from 1996 to 1998.
NBA Best Quintet Award 2, in 2005 and in 2007 1, in 1985.

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