There's the greatest baller of all time, Michael Jordan, and then the current King of the NBA, LeBron James, so the question everyone wants to know is why aren't these two close?
Jordan has a friendship with Carmelo Anthony and Dwayne Wade but when you sit back and think, he hasn't been seen with Lebron much.
In a recent interview with ESPN's Chris Boussard that will be featuring in ESPN The Magazine’s NBA preview, James talks about MJ and what he wants to accomplish in his own career.
When Lebron was asked if he wished he had more of a relationship with Jordan he responded.“Ahhh, I mean, I don’t know. That’s a trick question. I do. I do at
times. You know, he’s somebody who I looked up to, and I’ve never had a conversation with him about the game. I would love to sit down with him and just know exactly what he was going through and know what was his mind frame throughout all his special years.*
"Throughout his pains — you know, not being able to get past Detroit, then overcoming Detroit. Or asking him, “Why did you retire? What made you come back? What made you come back again?” You know, everything that we all think we know. Just kind of having a sit-down conversation."
“And then also to hear him talk about me. I would like to know what he thinks about my game and ways I can get better. He probably thinks he can beat me one-on-one right now [laughing]. I know he probably thinks that. I know MJ definitely thinks he can beat me one-on-one right now.”
"I think it’s just being busy. Obviously, I’m busy. MJ has a lot going on."
He went on say, “I don’t know the reasons, but it’s never been sparked. I’ve seen him at times. Of course, I’ve met him a few times. I went to his 50th-birthday party at All-Star weekend. I went to his party to show respect and pay homage to the greatest. I had a conversation with him there. Obviously, there were a lot of people there. But I don’t know. I don’t know.”
Lastly, when asked what he believes has to do to become the greatest of all time James said, "I don’t know. I don’t know what it would take for the so-called experts to say that — that’s not what I’m trying to do. My goal is to be the best of all time, and that means maximizing everything I have. And I feel if I can maximize my game, then I can be ranked as if not the greatest, then one of the greatest. Obviously, I have to keep winning. But I’m a winner. I’ve always won. So that’s not a question. And I feel I will continue to win as long as I can stay healthy and be a part of something special."
I really hope these two eventually have the sit down Lebron wants....it should happen.
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