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

  • Published on:  6/4/2018
  • Gary Payton joins First Take and weighs in on the LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan comparison. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube:✔ Watch Latest Episodes on WatchESPN:✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: more ESPN on YouTube:► First Take:► SportsCenter with SVP: on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter:► Like on Facebook:► Follow on Instagram: ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on


  • Arthur Dalton 1 years ago

    The only reason the "debate" exists is because we Still want Michael Jordan....and Still haven't found another one yet. And we never will. #legend

  • mark lawrence 15 hours ago

    Arthur Dalton FACTS

  • MrCdub88 3 days ago

    Lbj is King. The black mamba was an assassin

  • Donna Morgan 1 years ago

    Michael Jordan wanted to snatch your heart out basketball wise for his own mental satisfaction. Kobe calls it mamba mentality

  • E BO 4 days ago

    Donna Morgan, lol Kobe missed the most shots ever. Brick mason mentality.

  • SDAWG 19 days ago

    It goes MJ, God, and then Kobe. Lebron James couldn't hold a candle to either!

  • Sand Man 1 years ago

    I remember seeing Jordan be the Best Offensive and Defensive player on the court numerous times, cant say the same about Lebron.

  • jdp 90five 17 hours ago

    Vince Romanowski no he isn’t but he had a much greater season than bron did.

  • Vince Romanowski yesterday

    @jdp 90five giannis isn't better than lebron lol

  • Roberto Nocturno 1 years ago

    Lebron to me will never be MJ

  • Lord 2wice 2 days ago

    @Kwame Gh Why would he want to be when Jordan is better & it's clear that LeBron wants to be like Jordan 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Kwame Gh 3 days ago

    As MJ will never be LeBron

  • Shiranui Aensland 1 years ago

    38-year-old MJ once shut down Vince Carter to zero points in the 2nd half. Though that was before the former's knee surgery.

  • ru Jones 1 months ago

    Oh wizards mj he was about 36-38 by then huh

  • ru Jones 1 months ago

    Who knee surgery

  • MR D 3 months ago

    The NBA is known in the world because of who? michael jordan.

  • bongkoi 1 years ago

    There’s been a lot of noise lately about LeBron perhaps passing Jordan as the G.O.A.T. There’s no doubt that LeBron is all-time great - in my opinion, there’s a solid argument that he might land at #2 on that list. But when the numbers are laid down, sorry ain’t close. From a post on KSR:Jordan vs LeBronUpdated after Lebrons 14th season. Michael Jordan has:•3 more rings•3 more final mvps•1 more DPOY•1 more season MVP•9 more scoring titles•3 more steals leader•3 more all defensive t...

  • SilentBob420BMFJ 2 days ago

    Someone needs to counter this with a biased LeBron stats sheet. This one is insanely long in favor of Jordan... good luck.

  • Richie Rich 8 days ago

    I salute you for putting so much effort into this.

  • I am Hassan 1 years ago

    We can compare and contrast all day, but Jordan is the best.

  • Alberto Gonzalez 15 days ago

    90s NBA games was like watching hockey games on steroids

  • Michael Sakamoto 2 days ago

    lebron would be beat up if he played in the 90's! He'd have quit 5 years ago! No comparison.

  • Eddy Shluger 1 years ago

    Today's east is for boys. 20 years ago for men. Period.

  • Mohammed Amin 3 days ago

    Lmao nostalgia is a funny thing

  • Aries Anderson 1 years ago

    Eddy Shluger the bad boys now days would get fouled out or ejected 90s physicality >todays physicality