Compare and Contrast Essay

Submitted By Teenagedream23
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Who Will Reign Supreme

The greatest basketball player ever Michael Jordan once said “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Jordan is a 6 time NBA champion, 5 time most valuable player and Rookie of year. He has reign supreme over every basketball player that has ever played because of his dominance, style of play, leadership, and killer instinct on the court. There is one player that people can make a legitimate argument over who’s the greatest 5 or 10 years from now on the rate he is going LeBron James.

Michael Jordan is recognized around the world for his work ethic, enormous talent, intelligence and basketball excitement. Jordan skipped his senior year playing college ball and was selected 3rd overall in the 1984 NBA draft to the Chicago Bulls. He started with bang wining Rookie of the year this was only the beginning to one of the most prolific careers in NBA history. Jordan went on to lead the league in scoring ten times, including the 1986 - 1987 season when he averaged 37.1 points per game and became only the second player to score 3,000 points in a season. He led the Bulls to win six NBA Championships, was voted the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player six times, was named the NBA Most Valuable Player five times, and was voted an NBA All-Star 14 times.
LeBron James is considered to be the best basketball player on the planet currently and has been the last 6 years. James was drafted straight out of high school with first overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James also started with a bang winning Rookie of the year. His decision to go to Miami Heat left a bad taste in a lot people’s mouths because of the way he did it. At the age of 28 he already has 4 most valuable players’ awards, Two NBA championships, Two NBA finals Mvps He is also the most versatile player the NBA has ever seen to this date.
Michael Jordan and LeBron James had to deal with different types of pressures being from two different eras of basketball. In Jordan's day, he had much more "control" over the messages he promoted and the image he created of himself. As long as he acted respectful in press conferences, answered questions with an intelligent response and kept himself out of any off-the-court trouble, Jordan could spoon feed reporters what he wanted them to promote about him. We live in a world where opinions are elevated to scientific fact in the matter of minutes. And the multitudes of voices critiquing LeBron on a daily basis are much louder than the voices of those who critiqued Jordan back in the day. Aside from watching Jordan on the court and in press conferences, there weren't ways for the world to follow him and voice its opinions. LeBron, on the other hand, is constantly faced