Earlier this summer, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was quoted about his motivation going forward in his career. He said his motivation was a ghost he was chasing, the ghost of Michael Jordan.
While the quote was a bit confusing considering Jordan is alive and well, one can assume James was referring to pursuing Jordan’s legacy, and the title of the greatest player in NBA history. An important part of that legacy is of course Jordan’s six championships, the most impressive entry on a resume full of legendary achievements.
But based on something James said today, he may not agree on the importance of those titles.
However, James also suggested Jordan gets too much credit sometimes for the six championships the Bulls won with him, or at least Scottie Pippen and other role players do not get enough credit.”
While James may have a point that Pippen and other Bulls don’t get enough credit for the titles they won in the 90’s, it seems like an odd thing to say for a guy who has won titles with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love.
In the same interview, James reveals that he dreams of owning an NBA team — one area where he can certainly do better than Jordan.