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Michael Jordan has widely been considered the best player to ever walk onto a basketball court, but is he better than Kobe Bryant and Lebron James?
Let's look at their career statistics and accomplishments and see how these three great players stack up against one another.
Jordan won six championships as a member of the Chicago Bulls and was Finals MVP a record six times. He's a 14-time All-Star, was on the All-Defensive First Team nine times and scored more points per game than any player in NBA history, with a 30.1 average.
In 15 seasons Jordan shot an incredible 49% from the field and was a 10-time All-NBA First Team player. He also averaged 6.2 rebounds per game, 5.3 assists per game and 2.35 steals per game.
He shot 83% from the free throw line and 32% from 3-point range.
Kobe Bryant is now playing in his 17th season in the NBA.
He has five championship rings with the L.A. Lakers and 2 Finals MVP's, earned 14 selections for All-NBA teams and 12 for All-Defensive teams. He has also led the league in scoring twice and played in 14 All-Star games.
Kobe has averaged 25.5 points per game, 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 45% from the field. He's shot 33% from 3-point range and 83% from the free throw line.
Lebron James is playing in his tenth NBA season.
He has one championship ring with the Miami Heat, winning Finals MVP in the process, is an eight-time NBA All-Star, three-time NBA MVP, has been named to eight All-NBA teams and four All-Defensive teams.
Lebron averages 27.6 points per game, 7.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.7 steals. He shoots 48% from the field, 74% from the free throw line and 33% from 3-point range.
After checking out their stats and career accomplishments who do you think is the best of all time?