The war of words has escalated to a new level today between longtime fans of Michael Jordan and current lovers of LeBron James.
Who is truly the greatest NBA star of all time? That’s the question up for debate between these two warring camps of basketball aficionados. And the culprit is a new project that some are already calling the most controversial sports book of 2013.
“Debating Destiny: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James” is the first book of its kind to, as the publisher advertises, “comprehensively tackle the ultimate unanswered question among today’s basketball fans: who is the greatest of all time?
Book author and veteran sports columnist Mike Albert says he wrote the book because he was “curious.”
“There has never been a thorough exploration of who the greatest really is between these two superb athletes, but I think there’s a clear answer,” he says. “Before he even landed in the NBA LeBron James was already being compared to Michael Jordan,” he adds. “But who is the real king of the court?”
One of the problems that LeBron James faces is that his every play is under microscope, Albert asserts, and any mistakes will get people to nod their heads knowingly as if to say that Michael Jordan would never have made that mistake.
“The comparisons will continue to happen and there is nothing that LeBron James can do to stop it because he is and will continue to be playing against Michael Jordan, even though Jordan is no longer playing the game,” Albert concludes. “James has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders, not only is he playing against another team but he is constantly chasing Jordan’s accomplishments at the same time so in some ways, that might be more pressure than the games that he is playing.”
An overnight bestseller, the book is loaded with insight, analysis, and expert observations from both current and former NBA greats. That being said, this purposefully provocative work draws some conclusions that many fans may not appreciate.
That's putting it mildly.
“I know for sure that half of those who read the book will like it,” Albert observes. “It isn’t easy determining who the best really is, but I think it’s ultimately clear. And we present that argument here in compelling fashion, I think.”
To see who wins in the epic showdown between “His Airness” and “King James,” check out “Debating Destiny: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James,” which is available now as an eBook exclusive on Amazon for $4.95.