Stephen A. refuses to be labeled as a 'LeBron hater' | First Take

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    Stephen A. Smith pleads with Kendrick Perkins to stop calling him a hater while debating LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan.
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PH Local Trails
PH Local Trails

I feel bad for lebron he just got Kendrick Perkins on his side. Haha

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Black Son
Black Son

They're all great in my eyes. MJ had Love for Kobe. Kobe had love for LeBron. They all have love for each others game.

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Tomorrow’s Teacher
Tomorrow’s Teacher

Lebrun from him james baby 😎

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Urr Trashhh
Urr Trashhh

I have a question and can somebody comment under it plz what will Jordan fans like skip say if lebron gets 6 rings

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Brandon Purdy
Brandon Purdy

Fire Kendrick Perkins

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Jobu_Cerrano
Jobu_Cerrano

LeWoke is the GOAT of destroying the NBA. Good luck with your ratings next year, can't wait to see the pay cuts and ultimate bankruptcy.

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Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson

Kendrick Perkins, you have to understand that the only reason that Stephen A Smith said that LeBron James will never pass Michael Jordan is because LeBron James won't give him the time of day.

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Roldan Sia
Roldan Sia

When you are a bench player, thats the time you just keep talking and talking without knowing who the real GOAT really is.

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Jay-R Yacap
Jay-R Yacap

Not a pro and don't know the numbers but were there other superteams like GS from when Jordan had those championships? Legitimately asking.

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Ary Munoz
Ary Munoz

this guy is as delusional as Lebron James is...what Perkins doesn't understand is the LBJ is (A) goat and Michael Jordan is (THE) Goat...Period..and whats with the Anger and Hate that Perkins possesses..if thats his natural personality then he should not be on the air its overly incendiary.

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Red King
Red King

Jordan was in a wash era

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renato locsin
renato locsin

Many times i've listened to SAS speak like a true LBJ hater but he just refuses to admit it. As an example of what i'm saying .....recently when comparing LBJ & KD he said that when LBJ beat KD in the 2012 finals it was bec OKC then were "puppies".... mind you SAS, in the 2012 playoffs, OKC beat the Spurs in the WCF (either 4-2 or 4-1), & at that time Spurs were already a 4 TIME CHAMPION team winning in 1999, 2003,2005 & 2007 !!!! This is only 1 incident out of several others etc.... So Mr SAS, stop w/ all your HYPOCRISY bec KP had a point in saying what he said !!!!!!

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Anthony Milne
Anthony Milne

Shut up Perkins no one wants to be like James it doesn’t have the same ring to it!

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BitsBlitz PH
BitsBlitz PH

Nobody wants to mimic leflop

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BitsBlitz PH
BitsBlitz PH

Read the comments perkins.

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Peter Mavronicolas
Peter Mavronicolas

Never a dull moment with Stephen A.

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Nate Lewis
Nate Lewis

Mj was not a better defender. Y’all gotta stop.

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Dylan MD
Dylan MD

Stephen A is an old head case dismissed

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Lace Nikks
Lace Nikks

King James!!!!!

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David Tumm
David Tumm

You are a hater because you hold Lebron to a different standard. Losing in the Finals being worse than losing to the Pistons in the first round... please that's nonsense

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ching ho
ching ho

"they act like two legends cannot coexist" - Jcole

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xxSHOCK WAVExx
xxSHOCK WAVExx

I cant stand Stephen A.

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angelo crisostomo
angelo crisostomo

Stephen A. is right 👍😎

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angelo crisostomo
angelo crisostomo

👍👍👍🔥🔥🔥😎😎😎

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Mega Virus
Mega Virus

MJ is no.1 conversations is over

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Larita Lanie
Larita Lanie

Perkins may have the lowest IQ of any person on TV and that’s a pretty big achievement

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Brandon mortka
Brandon mortka

LBJ = GOAT

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Mark Ombrog
Mark Ombrog

Perkins riding hype of James like a clown

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Linda Leg
Linda Leg

LeStephen a LeBald hater?

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Brian Glasser
Brian Glasser

Lebron averaged more points , assists,and rebounds his last 3 losses in the finals then Jordan's last 3 wins in the finals. So numbers don't lie. Bron is better!!!!

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Shawn Milazzo
Shawn Milazzo

This argument is Blasphemous. If you really think LeBron is better than MJ, you just didn't get to witness or you're lost. Call a Doctor. (And I respect LeBron, am a fan and think he's one of the greatest ever).

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Erick How
Erick How

HAHAHAHA Espn funds them to do this? This is entertainment!

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John Bordeaux
John Bordeaux

“I don’t have to remind you of my position”...... rattles off his entire position

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John Bordeaux
John Bordeaux

“We will NEVER see someone mimic Lebron” uhhhh honestly give Ben Simmons a bit of a better jumper and that’s young Lebron part 2 frfr

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John Bordeaux
John Bordeaux

@tremon burrell how so? Simmons has the size, the passing ability, a better handle, (than young Lebron I mean, not prime) and elite defense. He doesn’t always look to score and gets others involved. When Embiid was out he had that team rolling with the way he shared the ball and drove to the bucket. Add a better jumper and a bit of a more aggressive scoring mindset and idk how you can’t compare that to a 1st time Cleveland Lebron type player.

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tremon burrell
tremon burrell

Not true lol

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Mr. Dbldblu
Mr. Dbldblu

Remember. LeBron wears Michael's number. LeBron is remaking Michael's movie. Mimmick that Perk!!

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Mr. Dbldblu
Mr. Dbldblu

LeBron is an incredible talent. He really is amazing. But I must say this. He is no MJ. Period. Jordan led the league in scoring and won the defensive player of the year in one season. You can't do that on PlayStation. LeBron hasn't won DPOY. Lastly, I have never seen people celebrate losing the way that they celebrate losing with LeBron. 6 finals losses. Period. MJ never lost in the finals. LBJ can NEVER top perfection. Plus the awful showing against Dallas. MJ's the goat. It ain't even close. Not one, but 2 three seats. Unheard of. None reaching game 7. MJ all day.

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Jamarek Apparel
Jamarek Apparel

Steven A is definitely the #2 LeBron hater behind the greatest hater of all in SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP Bayless

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Smart Abbey
Smart Abbey

Two students sat for their final exams each year , one did his 6 times and 6 times he had the highest scores so he was rewarded six times with rings; The other student took his final exams 10 times and passed his exams 4 times. Well they both did their best and were appreciated. Here is the twist the one that passed his exams 4 times thinks he is better than the 6 times, 6 passed exams. 😂🤣 are you kidding us LJ ?

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AfroThunder GFuz
AfroThunder GFuz

Why is Molly on this show still

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kwame powell
kwame powell

Listen Bron is at the table but Jordan is at the head of the table. They both gonna eat but... Bron has to wait for Jordan to serve the food and when Jordan makes the move to eat, only then shall Bron proceed after Jordan has started to eat. Jordan is the Omega Alpha at the table. hey Bron is crazy nice but Jordan is the illest!

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SergeantRich-Cutz
SergeantRich-Cutz

All have seemed to forgotten the greatest player ever whom is Wilt Chamberlain. They speak of Michael and Lebron as greatness? They're not even in a little bit. However, Wilt Chamberlain's greatness was so great that the NBA,,, the freakin NBA itself CHANGED the game of basketball to STOP his greatness! Now,, think about that for a moment. Michael and Lebron are great players, however, to label either of them the G.O.A.T over Wilt Chamberlain or even Bill Russel (with 11 Championships) is pure ignorance😕

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Julie Santa Elena
Julie Santa Elena

Well if that’s the case from what I’ve seen when someone mimics someone it means there great! No one mimics Lebron because he’s not a leader this man have been in the league for 17yrs MJ took 3yrs off came back and won 3 more. Like what they say what lebron took a decade to mature into MJ came in the LEAGUE with

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Joey Jacob
Joey Jacob

Why give this man air time. James is awesome, but not the Goat by Far. James and all America in a way, Worships Jordan. Jordan 3 peated twice. And you NEVER, NEVER,NEVER self proclaim to be the greatest of all time. LeBron isn't even top 10 for me. When its all said and done, it's about championship Rings. Would you like best defender, scoring, rebounds, assist, maps, dunks, or a Ring? So it's always about Rings. Mike 6- James 4. Until James gets 7 shut up.Even if he gets 6 rings he still not the Goat.

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Kendzz 23
Kendzz 23

LeBron is the Goat

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FILIBERTO ROMERO
FILIBERTO ROMERO

Hi

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W G
W G

Man the game is weak now plus the men back then were men , lebron would not be able to handle that pressure back then maybe speed but the physically would get worn down

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Markel G
Markel G

Is lebron James Kendrick Perkins’ lover or something. Bro going hard for him

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Sam Chang
Sam Chang

TBH if you check the stats LeBron is more efficient in offense. In 1984 there was only 23 teams and now is 30, so to win a champion these years is much more difficult then 30years ago. Never lose the finals doesn't means anything, it could only means in other years he can't bring his team to final. MJ's greatness is because of his 6 FMVP 5MVP and DPOY these award makes him the G.O.A.T.

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Pablo Robles
Pablo Robles

MJ never played with a dominant big man nor did he go searching for other superstars to pair up with. He never lost a finals against tougher competition. He won the NBA finals three straight years TWICE in between a two year retirement and he was the finals MVP in each one. Moreover, I don't recall that Jordan ever referred to himself as the best player in the world much less as the GOAT. He didn't have to. The world and the players that witnessed his phenomenal talents knew he was the best. He wasn't bigger and stronger than other players, he just routinely posterized bigger and stronger players.

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Matt Kramer
Matt Kramer

Look at the teams LeBron James dragged to the finals. Also look at the teams LeBron James has faced. MJ never faced teams like the Warriors like LeBron did and had to do 4 TIMES! And one of those times Love/Irving we’re out and 2 times the warriors had KD. And LeBron came back from 3-1 to beat a 73-9 Warriors teams that had 2 HOFs and the best shooting backcourt in NBA history. Also they prop up MJ awards when he didn’t win rings yet tear down Bron for winning those awards and losing in the FINALS!!!

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WordWar Iii
WordWar Iii

When LBJ fans got destroyed by FACTS and PROOF , their LAST WORDS ARE "YOURE AN HATER" LOL

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Turbo Green
Turbo Green

He’s not number 2. I guess people forgot about Magic, Bird, Thomas, Pippen, KAREEM, TIM DUNCAN, AI, Big O, T MAC ETC STOP IT!

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Marcos Gallo
Marcos Gallo

Id rather win only four finals than only go to six with the same team

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rai gan
rai gan

mj never lost a series he shouldnt lose, after 2011, we can use the word never

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rai gan
rai gan

perk is the youngest but look the oldest lol

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ROGER PUTUT
ROGER PUTUT

WHY ESPN PUSHING LEBRON TO B THE GOAT!!!! ESPN ITSELF WD THIS PERKINS IS STUPID!!!

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cutee liam
cutee liam

If lebron james can win dpoy.. i can say he's the goat.. but i think thats imposible now.. Just saying

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Roussel De Guzman
Roussel De Guzman

Perk where is your critical thinking man. Dude MJ did not loose in any finals game. MJ did not trade half of his team. You know what shame on you.

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SmithCommaBenjamin
SmithCommaBenjamin

LeBron is great. But, every single metric made to give criteria to the top basketball player, MJ wins all of them by a landslide. The only thing LeBron has is longevity. Cool, he get an attendance award

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Lord Beerus
Lord Beerus

refusing to accept something doesn't mean its not reality

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Juice Billionaire
Juice Billionaire

I WANNA KNOW WHY TF KENDRICK PERKINS EVEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO COMMENT ON BASKETBALL?? 🤦🏾‍♂️

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xxsaixx89
xxsaixx89

Because Perks you have no brain when you talk. Lebron can only be the goat if he can eliminate his 6 final losses.

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xxsaixx89
xxsaixx89

Perk hahaha. Guess you are just without a brain, ben simons and luka are similar lebron

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Michael Weber
Michael Weber

The big guy in the middle is perhaps as pathetic as L B ...

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Over9Kilo
Over9Kilo

I love when facts are being put out that MJ is the goat and Lebron nut huggers just start blurting out gibberish lmao it warms my testis

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Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson

For any kids who are going to read this I’m going to give you the REAL 90s basketball run down, cause the rest of these old heads are trying to protect their nostalgia and $500 Jordan shoes collection: NY Knicks-They were a tough physical team with ONE HOF in Patrick Ewing who didn’t pass and had bad knees. Their second best player was John Starks, and guy who use to bag groceries then went to the CBA. Think of JR Smith in his prime. Pacers-Another tough, physical team with one HOFer in Reggie Miller. Reggie was great, but was no better than Overall than Klay Thompson, just had more charisma. Well coached, but no athleticism at all. They also had Rick Smits who was good, but slower than Jokic and always in foul trouble.Mark Jackson couldn’t jump or shoot, and by the time Mullin got there his personal deamons made sure he was toast. Magic-Great offensive team, but young, bad defensively. and really had one playmaker: Penny. Shaq was a beast tho. They actually beat Jordan, mostly because Horace Grant couldn’t miss in that 95 series, but Grant was hurt in 1996 and they got swept. Really good team tho Cavs-No HOFers. Led by a guy Brad Daugherty who was notorious for being soft. They also had Mark Price who was like a poor mans John Stockton. Larry Nance could dunk but do little else And Craig Elho was a ok athlete, but not a great shooter as the my have you believe. Heat-One HOFer. Zo was a great defender who played hard but had two moves on offense. Tim Hardaway great was streaky cause his bad knee and not good on defense. Great defensive team but couldn’t score. Watch those Knicks/heat games. Hawks-Think of Jazz today. Playoff team, but never going to win. Stacy Augmon was only guy on team who could dunk. 76ers, Pistons, Nets, Bucks, Bullets are not even worth mentioning cause they were trash. That’s the truth kids. Not ONE great team in that group except the Magic who had potential. Good teams, but not as good as these old heads want you to believe.

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Sebastian Garcia
Sebastian Garcia

This is why we all take lebron fans for granted

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Tyimaru Ashburn
Tyimaru Ashburn

Lebron has a better chance to make the finals than Mj has to make a shot ( not a joke being fr)

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Natural American XR7
Natural American XR7

Max yelling

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TMarzette
TMarzette

If LBJ Do a 4-Peat will he be the goat?

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Julius Tjahyadi
Julius Tjahyadi

MJ is the GOAT,, Lebron one of the greats..

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Money my motive
Money my motive

Perkins-1 Stephen A-0

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jose aries Tan
jose aries Tan

erase the 6 losts so he can take his never back!

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Jazz Travis
Jazz Travis

Perk. Font nobody. Wany to. Be. No. LeBron.

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Jazz Travis
Jazz Travis

Perk. He will. Not. He aint. No. Where. Near. The. GOAT. Period

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trancecod
trancecod

That lbj hate will cost SAS his career, believe me if he doesn't stop... he will fall off soon

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yazan jaber
yazan jaber

0:53 Love this moment

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lee kleinsmith
lee kleinsmith

wow, very cool !

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Romulus Remus
Romulus Remus

Goat: I’m the goat.

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Romulus Remus
Romulus Remus

4≠6

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Eddie P
Eddie P

I have a serious question. When Jordan won championships was the narrative about who he wasn't better than or did we celebrate the winner?

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yommie orex
yommie orex

Anyone still watch this video?

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Lance Frederick
Lance Frederick

True max! It took him alot longer to get it”

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John Sbarbaro
John Sbarbaro

I'm from Chicago and have seen both MJ and Lebron. You want a great example of why most people insist that MJ is the GOAT? Jordan's first game in Madison Square garden in 1984. His first game in MSG he went off with an epic performance. By the end of the game, after one of his dunks, the crowd gave him a standing ovation. In New York. Why? Because Jordan was LIKE NOTHING THEY HAD EVER SEEN BEFORE. Not Bird, Magic, Dr J. And it is in that respect that Lebron is not Jordan's equal. It's not stats or championships. If you have seen the two play, you know which one is the Mozart of basketball. Mad respect to both players but you can't convince anybody who has seen Jordan play a lot that Lebron is his equal. Had Jordan not lost his dad in 1993 and stopped for 2 years, he would probably have had 8 rings.

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Roy S.
Roy S.

It's that thing....FEAR...it's what separates Jordan as the GREATEST....nobody FEARS the other all time greats...Jordan had Mike Tyson's fear factor and Ali's SKILL with Roy Jones TALENT and Mayweathers DEFENSE. The GOAT

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Roy S.
Roy S.

Jordan didn't face the competition , Jordan was the competition, that's the difference... Jordan was the greatest, other teams faced him. When Lebron got outscored by Jason Terry and had JJ Barrea guard him, no one feared Lebron, they just took his ring ... when players faced MJ, there was fear and MJ crushed them🔥 Mj -🐐 ✔️

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Kid Dunker
Kid Dunker

@lennell sorrels fr bruh. Jordan wasnt getting out of the eastern conference for a while. When him and lebron both broke through, they didnt not make the finals. Only difference is jordan had significantly more help throughout his finals runs than lebron and faced slightly worse competition throughout the finals runs.

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lennell sorrels
lennell sorrels

Lol no dude the Detroit Piston wasn't afraid of Jordan they killed him in the first round twice he had to go work out at the gym to get stronger so he don't get pushed around and then he gotten Scottie Pimpin to help him get past the Detroit Pistons before teams start being afraid to go against him

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Roy S.
Roy S.

So let me get this straight all people vouching for MJ have played in the league or still play in the league. All people vouching for lebron are behind their keyboard or not basketball players. Interesting 🤔

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cory tarwater
cory tarwater

LeBron is the next magic.

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Ralph
Ralph

They just don’t get it, it doesn’t matter what LeBron will do, you can’t undo 6 finals losses, you can’t undo what he did against Dallas and how the Spurs destroyed him and the Miami Heat the last time. LeBron is great, but can we please stop comparing him to MJ

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Ralph
Ralph

Well said Stephen A

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Oscar Enciso
Oscar Enciso

Everyone forget about kobe

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Fight or Die Boxing
Fight or Die Boxing

Perkins is an emotional wreck with no facts.

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Fight or Die Boxing
Fight or Die Boxing

@John Sbarbaro: How he get a job is beyond me. Analyst are supposed to have data to support their argument. They apparently stopped teaching that in college and writing papers. Just another dumbazz that makes Stephen A and Max look brilliant.

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John Sbarbaro
John Sbarbaro

No kidding. The guy won't listen to what other people have to say, which makes intelligent dialogue impossible.

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bilinas mini
bilinas mini

Perkins 🤣🤣🤣

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Shweta Kumar
Shweta Kumar

WOWOWOW

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bilinas mini
bilinas mini

more to go to tie him . . . 😁

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Pedro Bosque
Pedro Bosque

Is very funny when People's talk about Jordan still today. Jordan will always be the best basketball player in the World. Jordan is a GOD of Basketball. LeBron James is like a Rookie by Jordan today. LeBron James changed Teams to Win Championship's. So Learn idiots. LeBron James never had a steady Team. LeBron James is like a Homeless basketball player jumping from team to team to Win. C, To H, to now L. It will take LeBron James 25 years to win 6 championships 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆. It toke 7 years for Jodan to get his 6 Rings. Just learn how he retire one year after winning 3 champion Rings in a Row to then come back a year later to only Win 3 More Rings Shutting hatter's big Mouths. No lie. Jordan did it in Only 6 years. How long it took LeBron to win 4 Championship's? Learn. LeBron hates America the place that got him and his family Rich. You hate your Flag? I'm making sure James don't Win no more. Go get Blessed 🙏 by Jesus Christ and stop working for The illuminati666😈. 📉Checkout the RATINGS📉 Nobody seems to watch basketball no more. Do your research and see. LeBron lost most of his Fans for turning his games into Politics. You will not be here to win a 6th Championship. Still confused? good. Go get Blessed 🙏 Before is all to late for you. Try winning a champion ship while having thee FLU and stressed out because of the father's death. Go back and see the full games. Jordan did way better than James today when Jodan was in his College Years. Learn. Jordan is not the Goat, Jordan is a Super Basketball GOD. Learn Rookies.

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Mean Mister Mustard
Mean Mister Mustard

Perkins is as dumb as he looks

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Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan

Zion gone take lebrin torch already

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Mean Mister Mustard
Mean Mister Mustard

why mimic GARBAGE? no one will ever dream to be like lebron. no one will ever dream to have a short cut career like lebron

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Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan

had it easy. And people believe this? Nonsense

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ActionClick Kill
ActionClick Kill

Lebron talk is everywhere. These people cant even sleep without lebrons name in their mind. Hahahah

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Bill Cheung
Bill Cheung

Stop these nonsense. Talk to me again when someone got 6-0 final record. Period.

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jose soto
jose soto

Zip it Perks!

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Alyssa Khan
Alyssa Khan

I think i just felt in love

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Neste

I am Not dead, I am 56 Today

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I am Not dead, I am 56 Today

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WE GOT A HOLE IN ONE with a SLINGSHOT!!

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WE GOT A HOLE IN ONE with a SLINGSHOT!!

How Ridiculous

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