9 years have passed since a ringless LeBron James wished Michael Jordan a happy 49th birthday – the Bulls legend turns 58 today.
Arguably the two greatest NBA players to ever play the sport are Michael Jordan and LeBron James. The two have given the fans a reason to sit around and watch them play. What the two of them have achieved on the court is absolutely astonishing, but what they have done off-the-court is commendable.
In the tweet, James even admitted that he always looked up to Jordan, while hailing him as the ‘GOAT’. LeBron tweeted:
“Happy B-day to the person I idolized and wanna to be just like as a kid playing the game of basketball Michael Jordan. #TheG.O.A.T.”
Happy B-day to the person I idolized and wanna to be just like as a kid playing the game of basketball Michael Jordan. #TheG.O.A.T.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 17, 2012
LeBron James and Michael Jordan are two of the best ever play the game
King James had tweeted this birthday message when he still hadn’t won a championship. He was still midway through his second season with the Miami Heat, during his championship run. LeBron led Miami to a championship against the young trio of – Durant, Westbrook and Harden at the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In his tweet, James specified how he wants to be like his idol since he was a kid. The 6-foot-9 forward has followed Michael Jordan’s footsteps, and how!
In his 17 seasons, LeBron has accounted for a total of 16 All-Star selections, 16 times All-NBA selections, 4-time MVP, 4-time Finals MVP and 4 championships, with year 18 hoping to bring him more personal accolades. The future Hall-Of-Famer has rightfully earned to join the ‘GOAT’ debate to join Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan, too, has had an impressive resume. In the 15 seasons Jordan played, he is a Hall-Of-Famer, a 15-time All-Star, 11 times All-NBA selections, 5-time MVP, 6-time Finals MVP, and 6 championships. His numbers are absolutely mind-blowing and his accolades leave everyone stunned. He owns the Hornets team who hope to succeed in the following years in the leadership of their young core.
LeBron James can happily remember his old ringless days, and see how far he’d come. After a successful campaign in 2020, James is hoping to lead to team to similar results this year. The Lakers are currently an impressive 22-7, sitting comfortably second in the Western Conference.