Michael Jordan sat down with NBA 2K for an "uncensored" interview, and besides asking him about "twerking," they asked MJ who he would have liked to play one-on-one against in his prime. Naming legends like Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, Jordan also said Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
When giving a prediction if he had played them in his prime Mike said "I don't think I would lose...other than to Kobe Bryant because he steals all my moves."
Both LeBron and Kobe caught wind of this and gave diplomatic responses. King James, who is trying to become the greatest ever, says he's thought about the matchup, but we'll never know the result. While Bryant addressed the claim that he "stole" Jordan's moves, and to no one's surprise he owns up to it and says it's cyclical for players to take moves from those that came before them.
LeBron on MJ saying he could beat him 1-on-1 in their primes: "MJ said that? I've thought about the matchup but no one will ever see it."— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) October 1, 2013
Domino effect. I stole some of his..this generation stole some of mine #thecycle— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) October 1, 2013