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Comparing Michael Jordan and LeBron James' Stats

A Battle of Legends: Examining the Stats of Michael Jordan and LeBron James to Determine Who Reigns Supreme in Scoring, Defense, and Championships

By Ali ŞahPublished 7 months ago 3 min read
LeBron James vs Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan and LeBron James are widely regarded as two of the greatest basketball players of all time. While both players have had different styles of play and eras they played in, they share a number of similarities in terms of their skills on the court. One way to compare the two is by looking at their stats in scoring, defense, and championships.


One of the key strengths of Michael Jordan was his scoring ability. Jordan won 10 scoring titles during his career, which is the most by any player in NBA history. He also holds the record for the highest career scoring average in NBA history, at 30.1 points per game. Jordan's scoring was a combination of athleticism, skill, and an unrelenting competitive drive.

LeBron James, on the other hand, is a more versatile player who can score in a variety of ways. James has won the scoring title once in his career, but his ability to also pass and rebound make him a triple threat on the court. James has a career scoring average of 27.1 points per game, which is second only to Jordan.


Michael Jordan was known not only for his offensive prowess but also for his tenacious defense. Jordan won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in 1988 and was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team nine times. He was known for his quick hands and incredible ability to disrupt his opponents' shots.

LeBron James, while not as renowned for his defense as Jordan, is still considered one of the best defenders in the league. James has been named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team five times and has the ability to guard multiple positions on the court. James' size and athleticism allow him to be a versatile defender, capable of blocking shots and stealing the ball.


Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the greatest winner in NBA history. Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships during the 1990s, winning the NBA Finals MVP award in all six of those series. Jordan's ability to perform at his best in clutch moments was a key factor in his championship success.

LeBron James has also had championship success in his career, with four NBA titles to his name. James won two championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013 and two more with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020. James' leadership and ability to make his teammates better have been key factors in his championship runs.


When comparing the stats of Michael Jordan and LeBron James in scoring, defense, and championships, it becomes clear that both players have had incredible careers. While Jordan was known for his scoring and defense, James' versatility and leadership have made him a force to be reckoned with on the court. Both players have had different styles of play and eras they played in, but their impact on the game of basketball will be felt for generations to come.

But I think LeBron is the best player to come to NBA. That is because he is still playing like his young era, however 2023 Season is going to be his 21th season on NBA. His athleticism is greater than the years he played and he is stronger than he was. Next years, he is going to play with his son in the same team, so he is HIM. He brought a new team soul to Lakers and caught the atmosphere of Crypto.com Arena. So, what do you think? Who is the G.O.A.T. ?


About the Creator

Ali Şah

Hello, my name is Ali. Basketball is my passion and I follow NBA and Euroleague closely. I'm a student in Istanbul. I follow the latest news about technology and music.

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  • Emir Serhat Şen7 months ago

    LeBron is not human.. Greatest of All Time.

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