Miami Heat: LeBron James calls Brian Windhorst’s bluff on view of Michael Jordan

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat defends against Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat defends against Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Former Miami Heat champion, LeBron James, will forever be tied to Michael Jordan. Here’s why he wasn’t having this recent linking of his and His Airness’s name.

The Miami Heat’s most prolonged glory days at the moment were that of the Big 3 era, a time categorized by not only a dynastic Miami Heat dominance, but by one of the most entertaining teams that professional sports has ever seen both on and off the floor.

The leader of that collective unit of superstars and other great talent is none other than the man who is arguably the best player to ever touch a basketball, but definitely the second, in LeBron James. While he may be the first when it’s all said and done, or to some now, the guy that always will take that mantle, more often than not, is Michael Jordan.

Although their approaches to the game are slightly different, they are very comparable players from a ton of perspectives. They both have gone on dynastic runs, LeBron as an individual and with the Miami Heat mostly, while MJ, of course, has the Bulls.

They have both had a stranglehold on the NBA sneaker game since their individual inceptions into this arena. Whether you want to believe it or not, they are more similar than they are different. They are the two greatest ballers of all time that have played on some of the best teams of all time, although I believe LeBron’s Miami Heat Big 3 would have taken MJ’s Last Dance Bulls.

We aren’t the only ones talking Michael Jordan and LeBron James though. Recently, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst took on the topic of how LeBron views Michael Jordan, from a basketball perspective.

We will loop the tweeting of the article in here and while it seems unorthodox or unnecessary at first, it will soon become clear. Here’s Windhorst’s tweet.

Ok, now to the part where we explain. As he his obviously well known due to his employment with ESPN, everyone and I do mean EVERYONE reads his work. At least that’s the impression you get from this next piece of evidence.

Burned by the man himself. LeBron James actually took the time to refute Windhorst’s report, sort of, with his own public address. The above is just the first part of the statement, but here is the spew in total, as he placed the rest of it in the comment section of the above tweet.

"No I didn’t say I envisioned MJ as a teammate not an adversary. A question was asked “Do I think I could have been a teammate of his and compliment his game”. I love the greats and would have loved to play with them all during their runs because I a historian of the game but I also would die to compete vs every single one of them too! Don’t ever get it twisted! Nevertheless MJ Thank You for being my angel, inspiration, superhero!!"

Well, glad we got that all cleared up. Perhaps not all of us, although this isn’t the first time a player has called Windhorst out for something erroneous.

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors appeared to be taking a jab at the NBA reporter on twitter in 2018, in response to something he had said on a recent episode of ESPN NBA Countdown. The greatest Miami Heat player of all time in Dwyane Wade has also had his verbal situations with the NBA insider.

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Either way it goes, can’t we all just get along? Well, that should be the wish, but with no Miami Heat or NBA basketball at all since mid-March, we’ll take all of the sports entertainment we can get.