Gary Payton weighs in on LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan comparison | First Take | ESPN

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  • Published on:  6/4/2018
  • Gary Payton joins First Take and weighs in on the LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan comparison.

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  • Jay Man
    Jay Man 4 hours ago

    This debate boors me! I’m over it! Look greatest shooter of all time... Stephen Curry! Greatest center of all time... Shaq! Greatest driver to the Rim of all time... Lebron James! Greatest dunker Jordan!

  • Alpha Pala-igitcom
    Alpha Pala-igitcom 8 hours ago

    You know guys whats the Problem here? if you think LJ is done enough things to teams then dont used or compare to it Micheal Jordan. Jordan dont afraid to face seven footers underneath. He aint afraid any of those guys thats why I appreciate MJORDAN once and for all. now on Lebron if you guys think that he is good on what is he doing then just put it on that way. stop comparing people. Uniqueness of every players is good. but to compare nah... forget about it.

  • Dan Lyons
    Dan Lyons 12 hours ago

    Lebron has lasted this long in the NBA because of the millions he spends on PEDs every season. That's why Lebron has hair from his ass on top of his head. EVEN WITH THE PEDS, Lebron has been swept in the finals LOL.

  • daniel david
    daniel david 14 hours ago

    Mike that ball😀😀😀😀😀

  • N Kel
    N Kel 17 hours ago

    Talking clear English.....payton is so superior a communicator...this smith guy should thank the NBA for having to hire a token. Same thing for this Hebrew, this shit-in-mouth token. both have annunciation problems.

  • Alexander Flores
    Alexander Flores yesterday

    "Look here! . . .gotta check ya Trevel. The only GOAT in ''my book'' isn't MJ or LeBron or Kobie and he's no longer with us! HE'S THE GOAT for a whole 'nother reason and it isn't Basketball. His name is WILT(The Stilt) CHAMBERLAIN(RIP). :D I'll just leave it at that.

  • Antonio Gonzalez
    Antonio Gonzalez yesterday

    bullshit Gary trying to back up LeBron stop it that's bullshit

  • Raymond Johnson
    Raymond Johnson yesterday

    There's Michael Jordan and then there's everyone else excluding the center position. All time great centers are in a totally different category. Not a true comparison. It's like comparing a regular field player with a pitcher. Jordan could never be the physical dominating force that Wilt, Kareem, or Shaq were and they could never be the all around complete player that he was.

  • Paul Jordan
    Paul Jordan 2 days ago

    Payton was waaaaayyyy off when he said the 90s era was better. The 90s was an expansion league where the talent was watered down. In the 00s is when we started to see international talent really come on to improve the league again.

  • C Leverett
    C Leverett 2 days ago

    MJ 14th season was really his 12th. He took off 2 years and the came back just to win 3 in a row. Also Lebron would have never beat the Detroit Pistons back then he too soft. MJ went at them, he had to admit that the Pistons was the team he could not beat until he hit the gym.

  • lex luther
    lex luther 2 days ago

    Fun Fact
    Real GOAT never Got Sweep
    Never Got Eaten By Snake
    Only Crying On Winning Championship Not Losing.
    MJ is A Certified GOAT

  • DAYZ
    DAYZ 3 days ago

    MJ by a 100mile

  • Roderick Aspiras
    Roderick Aspiras 4 days ago

    Even now Payton doesn't like Jordan and defends Pussy LeBron! Le Bron is a hack

  • Rare Breed
    Rare Breed 4 days ago

    Finally an old school NBA legend tells the truth. These players today arent as good.

  • I Q
    I Q 5 days ago

    When Gary talks, it's STFU time. The man knows him some hoops. I might be a Celt's fan for life being from New England, but I always respected guys like Gary, Michael, Magic, Kareem, etc. from THE era. For me LeBron isn't even top 5 - top 10 perhaps, but no top 5.

  • Brad B
    Brad B 5 days ago

    The whole debate is a product of media manipulation. LBJ is the cash cow for now so obv the media and NBA are gonna push this GOAT narrative. They do it with EVERY generational talent. It was Kobe before him

  • Dave Repole
    Dave Repole 5 days ago

    I lost total respect for LBJ. Conceited arrogant baby...

  • jaytok7
    jaytok7 6 days ago

    and you guys still sleeping on John Rogers..
    "ohh no"

  • jaytok7
    jaytok7 6 days ago

    and MJ once trashed talked JOHN ROGERS.....haha now let that sink in

  • Antonio Ridah
    Antonio Ridah 6 days ago

    MJ =GOAT