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Jordan over LeBron: Allen Iverson reveals his GOAT

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:43 PM

The 2001 NBA MVP says statistics won't change his mind on the Greatest of All Time debate

HIS AIRNESS. Allen Iverson (middle) picks Michael Jordan (left) over LeBron James in the GOAT conversation. Photos from Wikipedia (Jordan and Iverson) and Harry How/Getty Images/AFP (James)

LeBron James hits 3 NBA milestones in one game

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:47 PM

The Lakers superstar moves up in the league's all-time scoring, all-time 30-point games, and all-time field goals lists

LEAGUE OF HIS OWN. LeBron James becomes the NBA's active overall points leader. Photo from Lakers Twitter.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan invests in esports franchise

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The six-time NBA champion joins his fellow Dream Team teammate Magic Johnson as an aXiomatic investor

Former NBA star Michael Jordan and President of the Los Angeles Lakers Jeanie Buss attend the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

CHR investigates Mocha, Drew Olivar, Garin sues Ubial, Space Jam 2 | Midday wRap

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Jordan, Melania back Lebron James after Trump insult

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:44 AM

NBA legend Michael Jordan says LeBron James has done an 'amazing job' while US First Lady Melania Trump hopes to visit the Lakers superstar's new school

MODEL ATHLETE. LeBron James addresses the crowd during the recent opening his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

INFOGRAPHIC: NBA MVP record-breakers

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:07 PM

From Wilt Chamberlain to Russell Westbrook, check out this rundown of legendary NBA players who broke records during their MVP seasons

LeBron James-Michael Jordan debate is over for Charles Barkley

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:31 PM

LeBron James has now lost 6 NBA Finals series, the same number of championships Michael Jordan won

LEGACY. LeBron James has been compared to Michael Jordan for most of his career. James photo from by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP and Jordan photo from Wikipedia

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's double-digit record

Mar 31, 2018 - 12:03 PM

James scores at least 10 points for the 867th straight time in his 15-year career

LEBRON. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles down the court against the Brooklyn Nets on March 25, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. File photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

James matches Jordan milestone in leading Cavs over Hornets

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:32 AM

James hits double digits in the second quarter with an alley-oop dunk off a pass from JR Smith

IMPRESSIVE FEAT. LeBron James matches Michael Jordan's accomplishment of scoring double digits for the 866th consecutive game. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Michael Jordan says 'Mabuhay' to the Philippines

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:01 PM

When Jordan speaks, you listen

LEGEND. Michael Jordan continues to inspire Filipino athletes to always give their all and hydrate with Gatorade.

Michael Jordan says super-teams will create 28 'garbage' teams

Oct 13, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Michael Jordan thinks super-teams are creating an imbalance in the league

GOAT SPEAKS. "I think it's going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint," Jordan says of top talent merging to become super-teams. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

Durant, Jordan congratulate Westbrook on MVP award

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

That boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year Kevin Durant writes on his Youtube Channel page

LeBron's legacy assured but Jordan's might glow brighter

Jun 09, 2017 - 12:48 PM

LeBron James says comparisons are great for barbershops but another Finals defeat may add more fuel to detractors

LEGACY. Barring a miracle, LeBron James will have 5 NBA Finals defeats, with only Elgin Baylor and Jerry West having more. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Amid comparisons to Jordan, James out to cement own legacy

May 27, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Cavs LeBron James once wanted to be like Mike but he never dreamed of being mentioned in the same breath as the Chicago Bulls legend

MORE THAN NUMBERS. LeBron James focuses his eyes not in surpassing Michael Jordan's statline but cementing his own legacy. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images North America/AFP

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May 26, 2017 - 10:23 PM

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Not Batman’s Robin: Irving emerging as Cavs’ second leader

May 26, 2017 - 7:55 PM

With the Cleveland Cavaliers going to the NBA Finals again Kyrie Irving needs to lead now more than ever

SECOND IN COMMAND. Kyrie Irving, 25, has evolved into a superstar talent with blazing competitive fire who is not afraid to hold even the great LeBron James to account Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America/AFP

LeBron surpasses Jordan as NBA all-time playoff scorer

May 26, 2017 - 12:06 PM

LeBron James accomplishes two things in Game 5: surpasses Michael Jordan to become the all time playoff scoring leader and helps his team advance to the NBA Finals

TOP SCORER. LeBron James accomplished two things in Game 5: surpassed Michael Jordan to become the all-time playoff scoring leader, and helped his team advance to the NBA Finals. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler on a mission to carve his own Chicago Bulls legacy

Dec 22, 2016 - 1:13 PM

The face of today’s Bulls franchise doesn’t want to be known just as someone who played on the same team as Jordan and Pippen

LeBron chases Jordan legacy after winning Cleveland's first title

Oct 21, 2016 - 2:30 PM

My motivation is this ghost I m chasing The ghost played in Chicago LeBron James says referencing Michael Jordan

CHASING JORDAN. LeBron James has 3 NBA titles - the same number Michael Jordan had at his age. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Michael Jordan shoots down kids' shoe dreams

Aug 01, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Kids at a basketball camp learned the hard way never to bet against a legend like Michael Jordan

GOAT. Michael Jordan proves he's still the Greatest of All Time. Screengrab from Instagram/@coachspoon2

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Jul 26, 2016 - 7:29 PM

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NBA legend Jordan speaks out, condemns US gun violence

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Michael Jordan pledges 2 million toward efforts to build trust

SPEAKING OUT. NBA great Michael Jordan, seen in this 2015 file photo, is speaking out on the gun violence heightening racial tensions in America, pledging millions of dollars in pursuit of a solution. ALAIN JOCARD / AFP

LeBron James to star in 'Space Jam 2' – report

May 03, 2016 - 2:41 PM

A report says the Cleveland Cavaliers forward will star in the sequel to the 1996 hit that featured Michael Jordan

SPACE JAM 2. LeBron James, seen here at a press conference on June 10, 2015, is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to star in the movie sequel 'Space Jam 2', confirming a report in The Hollywood Reporter website. Photo by Timothy Clary/AFP

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Apr 14, 2016 - 12:30 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Kobe Bryant's journey from phenom to legend

Apr 14, 2016 - 4:13 AM

Love him or hate him Kobe Bryant elicits strong feelings from all basketball fans

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal celebrate their first NBA title together after defeating the Indiana Pacers in 2000. The two would quarrel many times as teammates but are a big part of each other's legacies. Photo by AFP

'95-96 Bulls would sweep Warriors, says Pippen

Apr 04, 2016 - 5:15 AM

Scottie Pippen thinks his Chicago Bulls would ve needed just 4 games to put away this season s Warriors in a 7 game season

RUNNING OF THE BULLS. Scottie Pippen, seen with Dennis Rodman and Michael Jordan after winning an NBA title together in 1996, thinks this season's Golden State Warriors wouldn't stand a chance against their team. File photo by Tim Zielenbach/AFP

WATCH: Comparing the 2016 and 1988 NBA Dunk Contests

Feb 16, 2016 - 1:42 AM

The duel between Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon harkens back to the night Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins threw down for the title of league s best dunker

DUNK CHAMP. Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine went above and beyond to defend his Dunk Contest title. File photo by WARREN TODA/EPA

Aquino defends veto, PH-US joint patrols, Oscars 2016 | 6PM wRap

Jan 15, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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NBA: Butler betters Jordan's franchise record

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The Bulls beat the Raptors the Nets Jarrett Jack is out for the season and Kenneth Faried gives an update on his condition

WATCH: Michael Jordan’s tribute to Kobe Bryant

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:09 PM

From one legend to another Jordan compliments Kobe on the career he’s had and more

Kobe Bryant lists best teams, players he faced in NBA career

Dec 22, 2015 - 6:40 AM

Kobe Bryant has faced some of the best players in NBA history Find out which ones make his list

Chicago Bulls' 72-win team would 'kill' Golden State Warriors, says Barkley

Dec 19, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Charles Barkley says the 1995 96 Chicago Bulls team that won a record 72 NBA games in one season would humble this year s record setting Golden State Warriors team

UNSTOPPA-BULLS. Charles Barkley says the 'little' Warriors wouldn't be able to deal with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, and the rest of the Bulls. File photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

LeBron aims to be fearless like Michael Jordan

Oct 25, 2015 - 10:57 AM

LeBron James admits he has been overcome by a fear of failure in the past but aims to be like Mike as the 2015 16 season nears

NBA Season Preview: Charlotte Hornets

Oct 13, 2015 - 12:46 PM

Can the Hornets get past an injury to one of their main guys and make the playoffs?

Shaq picks Jordan over LeBron - but 'Dr. J was best'

Aug 18, 2015 - 7:01 PM

It’s a good question a good conversation But we’ll never know Shaq says of the debate over who really is the greatest of all time

SHAQ PICKS MIKE. Shaquille O'Neal weighs in on the LeBron James-Michael Jordan debate and picks the Chicago Bulls great. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James picks self as winner vs prime Michael Jordan

Aug 15, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Oh I take myself says LeBron James

WATCH: Michael Jordan says 'no question' he'd beat LeBron in his prime

Aug 10, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Michael Jordan doesn t shy away from answering some of the tough questions thrown his way at his camp

WATCH: Michael Jordan vs Jimmy Butler in shooting contest

Aug 04, 2015 - 2:56 PM

The former Bulls superstar and the current Bulls All Star team up with kids from Jordan s camp

Michael Jordan loses China trademark suit - report

Jul 29, 2015 - 4:23 PM

A Beijing court has dismissed Michael Jordan s case after the basketball superstar claimed a Chinese shoe company s name Qiaodan and logo infringed on his Air Jordan brand

JUMPED. A Beijing court has dismissed a trademark case brought by US basketball superstar Michael Jordan against Qiaodan Sports Co. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Minnesota picks Towns 1st, Russell goes 2nd to Lakers in NBA draft

Jun 26, 2015 - 10:22 AM

Okafor falls to the 76ers the Heat steals Winslow two Europeans go in the top 5 and more

WATCH: Michael Jordan, Tom Brady play pick-up ball in Bahamas

Mar 29, 2015 - 2:57 PM

Reigning NFL Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and NBA GOAT Michael Jordan play hoops together in the Bahamas

Michael Jordan didn't appear in the best of shape, but he probably can still beat Tom Brady on the basketball court. Jordan photo from Shutterstock/Brady photo from Wikipedia

Jordan's game-worn shoes fetch $33,000

Dec 19, 2014 - 8:10 PM

The Converse shoes worn by Michael Jordan during his rookie year at the University of North Carolina was sold for 33 387

JORDAN KICKS. Michael Jordan's game-worn shoes sells for over $33,000. Photo from espn.go.com

Kobe, Lakers pounded by Pacers in Indy

Dec 16, 2014 - 1:44 PM

Just 24 hours after Bryant hit a pair of free throws to pass Jordan s scoring mark the Indiana Pacers thrashed the Lakers in dominant fashion

LAKER DROUGHT. Wayne Ellington of Los Angeles dives to the floor against the Pacers. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan will forever be linked

Dec 16, 2014 - 12:45 PM

Kobe Bryant recently passed Michael Jordan for third on the all time leading scorers list This columnist compares the rest of Black Mamba s numbers against His Airness

BE LIKE MIKE? Though their primes didn't coincide, Michael Jordan (L) and Kobe Bryant (R) will forever be linked in history due to their constant comparisons. Photos from WikiCommons

Kobe Bryant surpasses Michael Jordan for third on scoring list

Dec 15, 2014 - 2:41 PM

Kobe Bryant passed by His Airness on the all time scoring list drawing praise from Jordan and Magic Johnson among others

KOBE NOW NUMBER THREE. Kobe Bryant waves to the crowd after surpassing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP

Kobe closes in on Jordan as Lakers beat champion Spurs

Dec 13, 2014 - 4:49 PM

Kobe Bryant is now within 9 points of surpassing Michael Jordan for number 3 on the NBA scoring list but it was Swaggy P who played the hero for the Lakers

COUNTDOWN CONTINUES. Kobe Bryant fell short of surpassing Michael Jordan's scoring mark but his team still managed an important win. Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images/AFP

Kobe says Jordan scoring mark not on his mind

Dec 09, 2014 - 1:58 PM

Five time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant says he only thinks about surpassing Michael Jordan s scoring mark when he s asked about it

DIFFERENT PATHS. Kobe Bryant (L) relishes the comparisons with Michael Jordan (R) as the Lakers star nears the NBA legend's scoring record but insists they had different career paths. Bryant photo by EPA. Jordan photo by AFP

WATCH: Allen Iverson on playing against Jordan, secret to greatness

Nov 06, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Retired NBA player Allen Iverson talks about his clash with Michael Jordan his future plans for basketball and what it takes to be a great player

THE ANSWERS. Allen Iverson recalls his immortal confrontation with Michael Jordan years later. Photo by Josh Albelda

Darryl Dawkins on suiting up for Philippine team, LeBron vs Jordan

Oct 20, 2014 - 3:56 PM

NBA legend Darryl Dawkins discusses his thoughts on naturalized players for national teams and who he thought was better between Michael Jordan and LeBron James

CHOCOLATE THUNDER. Legendary rim rattler Darryl Dawkins says he would've accepted an offer to play for the Philippine national team in his day. Photo from Wikipedia

Kobe beats Jordan in practice, or so says Phil Jackson

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Phil Jackson isn t quite saying that Kobe Bryant is the better player but he reveals that no one works harder in the gym than the Black Mamba not even His Airness

TOUGH WORDS. Phil Jackson, who has coached both Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, says Kobe is the harder worker in training. Photos from Wikimedia