Would he beat LeBron in 1-on-1 in his prime? Jordan says 'no question' | Inquirer Sports

Would he beat LeBron in 1-on-1 in his prime? Jordan says ‘no question’

/ 03:51 PM August 10, 2015

“His Airness” versus “The King”? For Michael Jordan, it’s no question.

The Charlotte Hornets owner confidently told campers at the 20th Michael Jordan Flight School in Santa Barbara, California that he will beat Lebron James in a one-on-one game.

“This is the ESPN question,” said Jordan. “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.’”


Jordan, though, gave James some credit saying that he would rather face Golden State’s Stephen Curry in a one-on-one match because the Cleveland star forward is “a little bit too big” for the NBA legend.


“If I had a chance to go one-on-one with Stephen Curry or Lebron, which one would I chose? Right now or when I was in my prime? Well, I’d go against Stephen Curry because I’m a little bit bigger than him so I could back him in, but Lebron’s a little bit too big,” he said.

The campers were treated to a candid question-and-answer session with Jordan from topics ranging from Dean Smith and Phil Jackson to the online war between Shaquille O’Neal and Scottie Pippen about own Lakers and Bulls squads among others.

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