Stephon Marbury was interviewed by Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson from Heavy.com in 2020 and he explained why Michael Jordan is better than LeBron James.
“In the NBA, in America, you’re already recognized by winning championships,” Marbury told Robinson.
“So if you don’t win championships you know, you’re not regarded as the best ever but, LeBron is 3-6. How do you compare 3 with 6-0 with Michael Jordan? Where does that even make sense at? You can’t talk about the game, you can’t talk about how many L’s you got in the Finals. And the numbers — you can’t compare on this Earth with 6-0 and 3-something…there’s no way in this world you can do it.”
Marbury is a two-time NBA All Star who played in the league for 12 years, averaging 19.3 points, 7.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 37.7 minutes over 846 games with the Timberwolves, Nets, Suns, Knicks and Celtics. He appeared on the Scoop B Radio Podcast back in April and also weighed in on the subject:
“Jordan shouldn’t even be ranked. It should be Kobe, then LeBron and then you can pick guys after that. There’s just no comparison man. It’s not the same. It’s just different worlds. Different mentalities. I don’t know why Jordan’s name is mentioned in the same conversation sometimes. I’ll clear that up real quick… there’s really no need to talk about that,” Marbury said.
“Jordan is not from Earth. LeBron’s a great player. Don’t get me wrong. A great, great player. Unbelievable. Amazing. But better than Michael Jordan? – it’s not even the same. It’s just different. In fact, it needs no explanation or explaining because we can’t talk about Jordan’s game. It’s like we need to talk about what people are not,” Marbury concluded.
He the appeared in the Ball Don’t Stop podcast with Ekam Nagra on November 2 and said “Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan are the two best ever, but I’ve never seen anything like Kevin Durant.” Marbury on playing against Kobe: “He was a smart student mixed with all of the abilities that God would give any basketball player but with extra, extra stuff, like a whole bunch of different things.”
Kobe Bryant is possibly one of the greatest NBA players of all-time and the greatest Laker ever. Two jersey numbers in the rafters at the STAPLES Center prove it. Kobe was able to take over games in ways that not many players could.
His drive to win at any cost helped him succeed on and off the court. An 18-time NBA All-Star, five-time NBA champion and one-time NBA MVP, Kobe tragically passed away on January 26, 2020. Kobe’s game was influenced by Michael Jordan, he never denied it.