Michael Wilbon Revealed What Michael Jordan Thinks Of LeBron James

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Michael Wilbon Revealed What Michael Jordan Thinks Of LeBron James


ESPN analyst and ‘Pardon the Interruption’ co-host Michael Wilbon is a Chicago native and was a close witness of the Bulls’ dominance in the 1990s.

More so, due to being renown and valued in the basketball world, Michael Jordan himself used to call him personally when he wanted to complain about something he said or one of his co-workers said about young stars in the NBA.

Wilbon recently was a guest on The Rich Eisen Show and revealed personal conversations he had with Jordan about LeBron James. Turns out that all the rumors about Jordan not liking LeBron are dead wrong. 


“This is an off-the-record thing that he would probably frown on me for telling, but I’m going to tell it. There were times earlier in LeBron’s career, and sort of sprinkled throughout, where people got critical of LeBron. Whether it was ‘The Decision’, whether it was a play, passing off to Donyell Marshall, whatever. People think Michael Jordan resents LeBron. To me, there’s evidence to the contrary, in that there’d be a phone call.

I’d answer the phone, and this is what I’d hear on the other end. ‘Hey, don’t take a shot at LeBron, that’s just garbage. This kid is great. There’s no need to take a shot at him.’ That conversation is playing out with him knowing it’s not going to be repeated — it’s not going to be told on PTI, it’s not going to written about in the Washington Post, or on ESPN.com.

So that happened. And that happened with young players that Michael liked, like somewhere between occasionally and frequently. You know, defend Russel Westbrook, Steph Curry, early on… there were certain players Michael would call up and say, “Hey, hey, stop. This is not…” or if he knew I knew the person he’d say, ‘Tell your boy he’s wrong.’”


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