Dwyane Wade has summed up the on-going debate about whether LeBron James can be better than Michael Jordan in one of the most eloquent manners so far. Rather than make any brash statements regarding his teammate, or disrespect Jordan in any fashion, Wade says that he’s not sure if James can surpass Jordan’s achievements – or stature – but he knows that LeBron has a lot more time to find out.
“I don’t know if (James) has the ability to surpass (Jordan) or not,” Wade told ESPNChicago.com on Thursday during a promotional event for his Wade’s World Foundation. “That’s yet to be seen. My version as LeBron being on par with Michael is this: They’re both on the golf course. Michael’s on the 18th hole. LeBron is somewhere on like the fourth hole. He’s got a long way to go, but he’s on par to get to the 18th hole.
“I think everyone knows that (James) is a phenomenal, phenomenal player. He’s one that we haven’t seen, with the makeup of a 6-8 guy who runs as fast as any point guard, jumps as high as any center, and has the ability that he has to do so many things. But Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time, that’s who everyone shoots for. So it’s going to be hard to surpass that.”