When LeBron James said he’s now chasing the ghost, he meant Michael Jordan. He wants to chase his legacy and cement his legacy as being the greatest player of all-time.
“My career is totally different than Michael Jordan’s,” James tells SI’s Lee Jenkins according to ABC News. “What I’ve gone through is totally different than what he went through. What he did was unbelievable, and I watched it unfold. I looked up to him so much. I think it’s cool to put myself in position to be one of those great players, but if I can ever put myself in position to be the greatest player, that would be something extraordinary.
No question James’ career much different than Jordan’s. He went from Cleveland to Miami on seeking for multiple titles, which in retrospect won two. Then went back to Cleveland, promising the land on getting a title, which happened this past season against the Golden State Warriors. Now James has three titles compare to Jordan’s six.
Yes everyone knows Jordan was perfect in the NBA finals. No one in the history of the game can come close to that. But James still has a chance. Physically, his skill set on the court is unbelievable at 6’8, 260 pounds of muscle. On paper James’ probably the second greatest athlete in sports history. Jordan was 6’6, 205 pounds with a 48 inch vertical jump. Both of these players are physical freaks, capable of dominating against any player even at their late 30s.
The road to being titled the greatest player of all-time becoming tough for James. He might have the eastern conference wrapped up, but the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are in his way. In ten years will dictate where he places amongst the all-time greats.