Actually D, yes, in some instances MJ could guard him. LeBron would kill him on a post up but clear out the side and on an ISO play I think MJ could guard him fairly well. (Pippen would have still done a better job as he was a great defender) MJ had very fast reflexes, did not get faked out that often, and could steal the ball like nobody's business (very quick hands). A huge part of what makes LeBron great is his size and strength for such a skilled player. Not that different then Magic who could also play and guard all 5 positions. MJ was a different breed. VERY athletically gifted but also a super hard competitor no matter if it was "just practice" or guys playing tiddly winks after a game. THAT is what I haven't seen in LeBron. He did make some huge strides this year and the result was a ring finally. Not knocking him at all as he is a dominating player but he is nothing like MJ. Kobe is the closest thing to MJ that I have seen but I still wouldn't compare the two. MJ is just a once in a lifetime player. I am just lucky to have been a Bulls fan (Chicago sports fan period) and got to see him play for all those years. He was an anomaly of a highly gifted athlete that worked as hard as the 12th man trying to make the roster. When he entered the NBA he was mainly just a scorer. A damn good one but he worked hard to become an all around great player.
Originally Posted by toys2cool
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