Find Station

Saying LeBron Faced 'Tougher Competition' than Michael Jordan is Untrue

Listen to Chris Broussard and Rob Parker poke holes in a recent discussion regarding Michael Jordan’s perceived lack of competition in the Eastern Conference during the Chicago Bulls’ historic run of dominance in the 1990’s.

This debate seems to be a battle cry from LeBron James’ biggest supporters in the media, as ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ documentary has spawned another lively examination into the ‘Who is the Greatest of All Time?’ discussion in NBA history.

Chris and Rob have a hard time listening to LeBron fans and Jordan critics alike trying to degrade Jordan’s opponents in the 90's, when LeBron towered over an inferior Eastern Conference from 2011-2018 on the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers, playing alongside Hall of Famers Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

As much as LeBron fans try to persuade you into believing the Knicks, Pacers, and Magic weren’t legitimate threats, and that the great Pistons and Celtics dynasties were already dead, Rob and Chris point out to the fact that LeBron beat up on Hawks, Pacers, and Raptors teams that were devoid of Hall of Famers, as LeBron seemed to be battling Roy Hibbert’s Pacers, Paul Millsap’s Hawks, DeMar Derozan’s Raptors, and Isaiah Thomas’ Celtics every year in the playoffs – four teams who never accomplished anything, and four teams without any star power.

Check out the full video above as Chris and Rob go through the list of contenders in both eras.