Shannon Sharpe Questions Why LeBron James Is Being Compared To Michael Jordan In Wake of ‘The Last Dance’ Docu [VIDEO]

Shannon Sharpe Questions Why LeBron James Is Being Compared To Michael Jordan In Wake of ‘The Last Dance’ Docu [VIDEO]

Sports analyst Shannon Sharpe is coming to the defense of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James as he faces criticism for not matching up to one of the NBA’s all-time greats, Michael Jordan. In recent news, Michael Jordan’s ESPN documentary, ‘The Last Dance,’ has sports fanatics debating the past and the present in the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) debate and questioning who’s better: Michael Jordan or LeBron James. On Friday’s (May 1st) ‘Undisputed‘ show, Shannon Sharpe spoke on the comparisons and said:

“Why is everyone taking this documentary about Michael Jackson and using it as an opportunity to dump on LeBron?”

He added,

“When they made the documentary about Michael Jackson, ‘This is It,’ nobody took a shot at Prince.”

However, LeBron is, in fact, chasing and following in his childhood hero’s footsteps by starring in the upcoming squeal to Jordan’s ‘Space Jam’ animated sports movie. The basketball superstar posted a photo of himself teasing the new name of the movie will be Space Jam:

“A New Legacy.”

To add to the G.O.A.T debate, former NBA star Charles Barkley recently opened up on his thoughts. Charles Barkley listed LeBron just under 5-time Lakers Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant as number seven. He says in a recent interview,

“I love LeBron and everything about him, but I do think the way they play the game today, [James] didn’t want any part of those ‘Bad Boy’ Pistons.”

As reported, Michael Jordan’s 10-part series has already made history since airing in mid-April. Last week (April 22nd), ‘The Last Dance’ series averaged 6.1 million viewers for episodes 1 and 2 across ESPN & ESPN2 from 9-11 p.m. ET, making it the most-viewed documentary in ESPN history.
The series was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter and the top-searched topic on Google in the United States on the night of its premiere. In addition, the West Coast Prime re-aired at 12 a.m. ET and averaged an additional 794,000 viewers, of which 414,000 were in the 18-49 demo. Episode 1 averaged 903,000 viewers and episode 2 averaged 685,000 viewers.
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Authored by: Gregory Molette