Rockets Daryl Morey picks between Michael Jordan and LeBron James

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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With the ongoing debate regarding the greatest player of all time boiling down to Michael Jordan and LeBron James, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey makes his pick.

The age old debate of Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James has been heightened over the last three weeks, due to the airing of ESPN’s docuseries The Last Dance. For many, this conversation comes down to NBA championships and the difference in their NBA Finals record, which isn’t exactly a sound argument. This week, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey joined the conversation regarding which player he would pick as the greatest ever.

For many it’s unequivocally Jordan, as he’s gone 6-for-6 in the NBA Finals, compared to LeBron’s 3-for-6 record in the Finals. Morey views it much differently, however, but he added a minor detail change to help him make his pick. The Rockets general manager was on ESPN LA’s Mason and Ireland talk radio show and shared his take.

“People love to talk about this. For sure LeBron is the greatest human to play basketball. That’s not even a question, but it’s not even fair to Michael Jordan to say that. LeBron is years later and the game has evolved. And every athlete is pretty much better than the athletes were 30 years ago.

If you put MJ in the league now, that would be an interesting discussion but if you just want to say who is the best human to ever play basketball, I think it’s pretty obvious.”

Morey touted LeBron as the “greatest human to play basketball”, while also citing the advancements in athletes’ bodies, which certainly has to be pointed out. Over time, players have become stronger, faster, and better, and the game has developed into a much different game than when Jordan played.

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