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Comparing Michael Jordan & LeBron James’s Finals All-Star Opponents

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When people ask about the Michael Jordan vs LeBron James debate, one of the pro-Michael Jordan arguments revolves around his 6-0 Finals record.

What the younger generation may not know or remember, is exactly who Michael Jordan faced in the Finals.

This is a side by side comparison of the All-Stars that Michael Jordan has faced vs the All-Stars LeBron James has faced.

Who do you think had tougher Finals competition?

Michael Jordan

1991: Magic Johnson and James Worthy.
1992: Clyde Drexler
1993: Charles Barkley, Dan Majerle.
1996: Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp
1997: John Stockton, Karl Malone,
1998: Karl Malone

LeBron James

2007: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker,
2011: Dirk Nowitzki
2012: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook
2013: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker
2014: Tony Parker
2015: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson
2016: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green
2017: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant.

Whilst it’s clear LeBron had a quite a full plate when it comes to amount of All-Stars, who’s were better? Could you make the argument that while LeBron is currently 3-4 he’s had a tougher run? Or were Michael Jordan’s All-Time OG opponents more of a handful?

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