Michael Jordan-LeBron James debate between Jalen Rose and Jay Williams turns wild | Get Up! | ESPN

  • Published: 21 May 2018
  • Things get wild as Jalen Rose and Jay Williams debate if Michael Jordan or LeBron James would win in a one-on-one game.

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  • eyes0ny0u
    eyes0ny0u  3 hours back

    Jesus. Lebron is a great player but the people arguing for him are HORRIBLE. "I'm not comparing accolades. I'm comparing physical attributes." If you don't have the physical attributes, you don't win the accolades. And one thing people forget is that Jordan dominated in an era of titans. Many names made strong candidates for all the accolades Micheal won.

    • Joshua Young
      Joshua Young  5 hours back

      Jordan played tje celtics never won played the pistons won once and played thr lakers with a sick magic old worthy and no jabbar sgits ridiculous the way we are told to look at jordan

      • michael torres
        michael torres  11 hours back

        Quicker than MJ? He is dumb as F

        • NightOwl
          NightOwl  11 hours back

          The reason that micheal jordan lead the league in scoring because his main goal was to SCORE thats its. Lebron james main goal is to not only score but to improve his players. Big difference

          • Flaming365
            Flaming365  14 hours back

            Lebron is possibly the best do it all player I ever seen. Better than Magic or Scottie Pippen. Defense is his problem sometimes he plays it other times he has no interest especially when frustrated. Jordan was a supreme competitor kind of like Kawhi Leonard. Just a relentless person who is going to constantly play hard on both sides of the ball. That's the only reason why I will give it to Jordan instead of James. Not because Mike has more rings than Lebron. Cause if rings were the case than Cousy and Russell will be the best players ever. Just my worthless opinion.

            • Bazooka Blvd
              Bazooka Blvd  14 hours back

              I absolutely hate how ppl like jay will misconstrue the facts!
              1. Micheal Jordan was a FREAK OF NATURE Athletically Ppl! If you didn’t know Jay Will!!! He was just 6’6! The Man recorded one of the highest running and jumping and standing verticals ever!
              2. Also, Mike was Fast! Lebron james is fast for his height and weight but he not faster than Mike!! Smh
              3. Jordan ran passed and caught up to Players his same height and smaller players all the damn time!! And of course ne was able to run passed bigger slower players!
              MJ also Jumped up and over players Much Bigger n taller than him! Of course he dunked on players his height and smaller too, but Dunking on big Men was A think for MJ!
              4. So let’s put away this whole notion that Bron Is more athletic than MJ was!!!
              5. Now that we got that out the way! It’s down to skill, on defense and offense and MJ wins hands down! Lebron Is An All Time Great Tho! Can’t take that from him! But I’ve seen both Dudes play! And it’s MJ one on one All day! It’s Krazy when You can even say that, Lebron In His Prime Against An Almost Prime MJ, Bron still could lose!! MJ was That Great! At an early age i. The league!!

              • Biggie Tupac jr
                Biggie Tupac jr  15 hours back


                • enoc.perez34
                  enoc.perez34  15 hours back

                  Jordan is more athletic than lebron, he had a 48in vertical leap

                  • Jackson Adair
                    Jackson Adair  18 hours back

                    Jalen’s argument is pretty bad wtf does it matter how you achieved championship dna... 1 v 1 is purely ab ability...

                    • Marcus Sams
                      Marcus Sams  18 hours back

                      Jalen is a really good analyst 3 or 4 times a month please calm down. Can’t tell you how many times some one has acted the same way you just did right now towards you.

                      • Ethan Benjamin
                        Ethan Benjamin  20 hours back

                        LeBron would beat MJ 1v1 easily. Any Jordan fan would just love to bring up useless achievements like 6-0 in the finals. Jordan’s Bulls would’ve went 2-4 against Golden State w/KD. Jordan’s Bulls would have lost to the Spurs team LeBron faced. So with that aside, LeBron has height, strength and a better perimeter shot statistically and visually. Jordan would not have the ability to get inside to score, forcing him to shoot the ball. And just so everyone is aware, Charles Barkley has more made 3 Pointers than MJ. Check the facts. Jordan rarely shot threes. In a game to 21, LeBron wins 21-11. There are too many nostalgic, stubborn people that refuse to call someone other than MJ better. So for any MJ fans that believe he is the best basketball player of all time, check yourself.

                        • Chris Lindor
                          Chris Lindor  20 hours back

                          I’m on jay Williams side .on one on one . Jordan ain’t stopping lebron from going to basket.lebron is frake train . Mj ain’t contesting tht . Lebron my favorite player and I think mj is the goat because of his accomplishments but one on one . Lebron destroying him

                          • matthew Hayden
                            matthew Hayden  22 hours back

                            Larry Bird would whoop Lebrons ass one on one

                            • Humzah Ali
                              Humzah Ali  1 days back

                              Can’t believe Greeny, once upon a time, didn’t have a beard

                              • DAPJ112389
                                DAPJ112389  1 days back

                                Mj an Kobe would NEVER! let jj barea lock them up regular season or playoffs just sayin

                                • Kristian Lazi
                                  Kristian Lazi  1 days back

                                  People are so caught up in the MJ nostalgia that they don’t understand Jays logic, lebron is 6’ 9 270 FUCKING POUNDS not to add that he takes cares of his body. MJ is 6’ 6 210 that smoked cigars cmon man get yalls head out of your ass

                                  • Ravenlife 1372
                                    Ravenlife 1372  1 days back

                                    There are certain people who have a killer instinct level of competitiveness which supersedes athletic ability. People like Michael Jordan and Tom Brady have God level competitiveness.

                                    • Orange Squat
                                      Orange Squat  1 days back

                                      Would MJ lose a 1 on 1 to Jason Terry, that's what I thought

                                      • J See
                                        J See  1 days back

                                        There’s a difference between greatest of all time and best of all time

                                        • J See
                                          J See  1 days back

                                          People don’t see the competition difference it’s crazy lebron would destroy him I only wish there was a way to show it

                                          • Mizrahim Sephardi
                                            Mizrahim Sephardi  2 days back

                                            Jay has become a Vicarious hater, trying to take down MJ with this silly comment. Jay you have lost all my respect.

                                            • Mizrahim Sephardi
                                              Mizrahim Sephardi  2 days back

                                              Jalen, Just show this clown the era where JORDAN won 9 times defensive player among Giant and how mike will kill him with today's vanilla rules this guy only knows, Nostalgia? really? Nostalgia? how many extra season kobe played to make more points than mike? or how many season Lebron will have to play to have a conversation? Nostalgia? really, c'mon man Grow up.

                                              • Andres Perdomo
                                                Andres Perdomo  2 days back

                                                I somewhat agree with Jay but he simplified his argument and stripped it away of its validity... its two different eras. Basketball has changed completely and this comparison can’t really be made. In some way, today’s league is harder because although it’s “softer”, three point shooting has become so necessary and prominent that almost every player is expected to be able to shoot and it wasn’t like that in the 90s. In turn, it technically makes the league harder because 3 points are more than two... playing against the warriors is extremely difficult because of this and Lebron had to deal with it. Everyone is overreacting. It’s a 1 v 1 game... that doesn’t show prove everything. It’s his opinion and there’s really no right answer, sorry. Different times and it’s impossible to find a right answer.

                                                • The Night King
                                                  The Night King  2 days back

                                                  Lebron would make mj his gf

                                                • Kenzo Eight
                                                  Kenzo Eight  2 days back

                                                  CEO John Rogers beat Jordan...I'll give LeBron a chance.

                                                  • Killakae
                                                    Killakae  2 days back

                                                    I got kawhi beating Lebron 1 on 1

                                                    • James Kelly
                                                      James Kelly  2 days back

                                                      This ballhead idiot would loose his life savings on that bet. He doesn't realize MJ has taking certain people on a one on one for thinking they can beat him, but never spoken about.

                                                      • Dylan Heckman
                                                        Dylan Heckman  2 days back

                                                        This man is really saying LBJ is FASTER than the greatest to ever do it. What is he on!

                                                        • Official RBK
                                                          Official RBK  2 days back

                                                          Michael Jordan could run 4.3 in the 40yard dash. So..

                                                          • bryan wee
                                                            bryan wee  2 days back

                                                            Haha. Taking regards all are in their prime. Lebron cant even beat kobe 1 on 1. How could he have chance to beat mj 1 on 1

                                                            • Jayz lame
                                                              Jayz lame  2 days back

                                                              I can name 4 players that could be mj

                                                              • king lil D
                                                                king lil D  2 days back

                                                                Nigga fighting over other niggas that's crazy

                                                                • Spencer Goldstein
                                                                  Spencer Goldstein  2 days back

                                                                  J-Will is 100% right, I think MJ is the goat but in a game of 1-1, Lebron would dominate. He’s too athletic, to strong, too skilled

                                                                  • yousound dumb
                                                                    yousound dumb  2 days back

                                                                    Mj would torment LeBron mentally in a one on one game

                                                                    • Slasher Mike
                                                                      Slasher Mike  2 days back

                                                                      Jalen: Who’s the best that lebron has played against?
                                                                      Jay: these warriors with KD
                                                                      Jalen: and before that?

                                                                      Ummm the warriors without KD.

                                                                      • Donny Jones
                                                                        Donny Jones  2 days back


                                                                        • New Profile
                                                                          New Profile  2 days back

                                                                          Lebron couldnt guard Jason Terry, or Barea or Kawhi '14, KD in '17, Pierce '10. MJs GOAT

                                                                          • New Profile
                                                                            New Profile  2 days back

                                                                            @Nathan Irrobali lebron was most of series. in 1 on 1

                                                                          • Nathan Irrobali
                                                                            Nathan Irrobali  2 days back

                                                                            New Profile who the hell is guarding KD.

                                                                        • Boy Wonder
                                                                          Boy Wonder  2 days back

                                                                          Lebron James is human, Michael is "God". How could you compare a human to God? Only God can perform the feat of hanging in the air like Mike. Tell me if that is not God, then who is? Lebron James? He is nothing more than a Magic Johnson. Not to discredit Magic who is a great player as well. But no one is as near and as good as MJ was at his peak. These statements are not meant to be jokes but an honest opinion. Look at Michael at his peak during his Chicago’s era, who could even touch him? MJ was invincible in every NBA Finals he played. He took on anybody and everybody by storm. The jams, the slams and to hit the mark every single time when it mattered. This is the hallmark and trademark of Michael Jordan at his very best. The artistry, elegance and poised Michael Jordan played the game of Basket ball illustrated to the world how this game should be played. Unlike a sumo wrestling match where basically who is bigger and fatter wins the game. Basket ball should never be played with brutal force. It is an art never to be absolutely decided by size and built. Michael Jordan showed the world how graceful this game could be played. All the big names of the past in the past had ever approached the game like MJ. This is another dimension of the game that no one had ever or has been able to replicate or emulate. The high profile discussions of Lebron James being better than MJ are merely trash talks. It had some financial implications as well because Jordan belonged to the past era. Now the present games are the cash cows. Some just debate this topic for the sick of the limelight, knowing behind their heads that Lebron is incomparable to Mike. Others who belonged to this era might just be conceptualized by realism and bias. MJ played in the most competitive era of all times, yet he shone and rose head and shoulders above everyone else. The coincidence that the Jordan era had so many great players( like Magic, Bird, Mourning, Thomas, the Oatleys, Robinson, Reggie, Patrick, Malone and many) that helped to mould the Michael Jordan we witnessed at his very best. Nature or God (many would call her)always preserved scarcity, it will be decades or even centuries before she will produce anorher Michael Air Jordan.

                                                                          • Marky Manzano
                                                                            Marky Manzano  2 days back

                                                                            Let me use your logic jay. Giannis can beat lebron james on a 1on1 game HAHAHAHAHA IDIOT

                                                                            • Raekwon Rosser
                                                                              Raekwon Rosser  3 days back

                                                                              Didn’t jalen get 80 points on his head

                                                                              • Oliver Crespo
                                                                                Oliver Crespo  3 days back

                                                                                The top 3 one on one players I’ve ever seen are
                                                                                1. Kevin Durant
                                                                                2. Kyrie
                                                                                3. Jordan
                                                                                Jordan was the best at everything when he played, one thing he didn’t have was incredible handles, they were fundamentally sound, but in one on one games you have to take it to the streets and handles all of a sudden becomes a very important part of the game and Kevin Durant has handles like a guard at 7ft y’all and is a LETHAL shooter and an assassin, Kyrie has the best handle in league history and is also the best finisher around the basket rn and is a LETHAL shooter. So id have those two guys beating MJ 1on1

                                                                                • Daniel Martinez
                                                                                  Daniel Martinez  3 days back

                                                                                  I don’t know why this is on my feed. However just reading these comments has caused me to lose brain cells. Apparently to all you geniuses Lebron wouldn’t get the ball, and if he did he’d haven’t even got a shot off. Whilst Jordan is shooting 100% from the field and his “will” won’t let him lose. This nostalgia is insane, to yah he never loss or missed a shot. Like god damn, who lied to yah!?

                                                                                  • da real hype wall
                                                                                    da real hype wall  3 days back

                                                                                    With this logic shaq is the best player ever

                                                                                    • Oliver Crespo
                                                                                      Oliver Crespo  3 days back

                                                                                      It’s a size thing. In one on one ball, Lebron is literally unstoppable. MJ is the goat but one on one Lebron is 6’9 260-270, runs like a 4.5 and has a 40 inch vertical. And can shoot better than mike. I’d take Bron 1on1 even though Jordan’s the gota

                                                                                      • Andre Holton
                                                                                        Andre Holton  3 days back

                                                                                        Who has his amethyst 92 in MyTeam

                                                                                        • Esketit Esketit
                                                                                          Esketit Esketit  3 days back

                                                                                          Quicker than MJ?! Get out bruh

                                                                                          • Esketit Esketit
                                                                                            Esketit Esketit  3 days back

                                                                                            Bron doesn’t move or guard like a guard. GTFOH!!

                                                                                            • Daniel Martinez
                                                                                              Daniel Martinez  3 days back

                                                                                              Esketit Esketit in his prime!? Are you dumb!? He was unstoppable on defense!

                                                                                          • Erik van Eerden
                                                                                            Erik van Eerden  3 days back

                                                                                            Come on man, Lebron is a great player, one of the best in his time. But he doesn't even come close to MJ.
                                                                                            MJ is the best player of All Times.. period.

                                                                                            • Darin Smith
                                                                                              Darin Smith  20 hours back

                                                                                              Can't compare them. Two different eras of basketball two different legends