In case you missed it, LeBron James turned 33 years-old yesterday, a mark that most would consider to be the end of one’s prime.
For The King, however, he doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all. Despite being in the midst of his 15th NBA season, King James remains at the top of the MVP race, just as he has for the past 10 years.
But with all the great things LeBron has done recently, it’s drawn in quite a bit of comparison to the G.O.A.T. himself, Michael Jordan. While most probably give Jordan the edge, a side-by-side comparison between the two shows that the race for the NBA’s greatest player ever may be a lot closer than everyone thinks.
Literally, LeBron beats out Jordan in every category listed above. While James has obviously logged more minutes at this age than Jordan did, it just serves as a testament to LeBron’s superior durability.
While some other notable stats are missing here (like points, assists, and shooting percentage), The sheer scale of dominance LeBron has over Jordan in these categories could be hinting that we should, at the very least, take a hard look at who we call the Greatest of All-Time. If nothing else, the Cleveland superstar is closer than anyone has ever been in a long time.