When Michael Jordan was 31 he had three NBA titles.
Lebron James was 31 this year when he took his third Larry O'Brien trophy.
Of course MJ went on to win three more titles.
In an interview with Bleacher Report’s Uninterrupted, Lebron suggested His Airness may have gotten a bit too much credit for those championships.
“I don’t think MJ ever had a Game 7 in the Finals. And people say ‘Oh, well he was able to close it out early’ and they act like he just did it all on his own. They forget about the shot by Paxson on the left wing. You want to know the crazy thing? In that particular game in Phoenix, MJ didn’t even have the ball in his hands. Pippen brought the ball up, Barkley went for the steal, Pippen threw it down to Horace Grant and that got the defense (out of place) because Barkley went for the gamble. They rotated to Horace Grant, and Horace Grant threw it to Paxson. MJ didn’t have nothing to do with that play.”Props to Lebron for knowing his BBall history.
But is he correct that superstars like Jordan (or Lebron, for that matter) get too much credit for their team's victories?