LeBron James believes he could beat Michael Jordan in his prime

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LeBron James says he could beat Michael Jordan in his prime
Friday August 14th, 2015

In an interview with Today's Willie Geist, LeBron James said he could beat Michael Jordan in a hypothetical one-on-one game between both players in their prime.

“Oh, I take myself,” James said. “For sure. I mean, I'm going to take myself versus anybody. I'll tell you one thing — they're going to have to have a few wheelchairs and a couple ambulances there to get us off the floor.”

Jordan recently said he thought he could beat the Cavaliers' star when asked the same question during a Q&A session at the 20th Michael Jordan Flight School in California.

“This is the ESPN question,” Jordan said. “I know it's going to be all over ESPN. If I was in my prime, could I beat LeBron in a one-on-one game? No question. And he's going to say no question.”

James's statistics have been creeping past Jordan's as the debate over who is the greatest of all time continues. During the 2015 NBA Finals, James passed Jordan's record for playoff minutes and now has a higher three-point percentage (.342) and number of rebounds per game (7.1) than Jordan.

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