Best? LeBron Earns Slight Nod Over Jordan

Best? LeBron Earns Slight Nod Over Jordan

As if the Miami Heat needed anything more to assure their position as postseason favorites to go all the way—the San Antonio Spurs have a better won/lost record, but few are taking them as a threat to Miami—LeBron & Co.'s defeat of the Cleveland Cavaliers last night ought to convince. No one is taking anything for granted, certainly not the Heat, but in basketball more than any other professional sports, what is supposed to happen does happen. The team that looks like the best in later winter is usually the team that comes out on top in June.

Assuming that Miami will make the championships gives everyone plenty of fodder for the favorite debate topic of this NBA season: Who's better, LeBron James or Michael Jordan? Actually, it's probably the best basketball debate in nearly half a century, when it was Bill Russell vs. Wilt Chamberlain. And Jordan vs. James is more fun because they have more varied skills than those great centers of the '60s and can do more on a basketball court.

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