Apr 26, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) goes up for a shot between Charlotte Bobcats center Cody Zeller (40) and guard Kemba Walker (15) during the first half in game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James Denies Staring Down Michael Jordan in Game 3 vs. Bobcats

The Miami Heat handled the Charlotte Bobcats with relative ease on Saturday night but it wasn’t the team’s win that had captured the attention of those watching, it was the supposed stare down between LeBron James and Michael Jordan midway through the third quarter.

Fans and analysts have debated what the stare down meant or if it even was legitimate but now LeBron himself has spoken on the matter to calm the masses.

“No, no. Don’t start that. Absolutely not, man. Absolutely not,” James said, via Charlotte Observer. ”I was able to read (Josh) McRoberts, get a steal and push the lead back up. I absolutely didn’t look at MJ, for sure.”

It’s no secret that LeBron is coming hard after everything Michael Jordan did in his career as he wants to do it one step better. But even if the stare down didn’t happen in LeBron’s eyes, it happened in the eyes of those who wanted to see it and it’s just the next chapter in the long book of LeBron chasing MJ.

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