Every LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan Meme Is Stupid: Vol. I
A recurring collection of Jordan vs. LeBron memes as a reminder that the argument has jumped the shark.
The Jordan vs. LeBron debate is the definitive sports argument of our time. It’s been going on for more than a decade now and reaches new heights of intensity with every Bron accomplishment or Jordan documentary. I’ve said it before, but here’s my take on it all: there is never going to be a definitive metric to determine which of these two is the greatest of all time, and there’s a counterargument for every argument that’s out there. And I’m not sure anyone is going to change their minds no matter what happens.
That doesn’t stop the internet from creating memes about which player is inarguably better. Every single one of these memes is f*cking stupid. The ones that call Jordan the GOAT at the expense of LeBron are dumb and ones that call LeBron the GOAT at the expense of Jordan are equally stupid. I love them. I can’t stop reading them and seeing people argue.
So I’m going to collect every meme I come across and share in this recurring series, explaining why it’s stupid and why I love its stupidity so much.
With that said, let’s look at our first entry.
Why I love it: Because of the pettiness of calling it “the third round” instead of the Conference Finals to diminish the accomplishment. It just makes me so incredibly happy.
Why It’s So Stupid: They really included the Wizards years here. When Jordan was 73 years old?! And those early years? When he played the ’86 Celtics?!
Some Actual Semi-Serious Analysis: LeBron has actually missed the playoffs as many times as Jordan, and Jordan’s misses both came with the Wizards. He never missed the playoffs with the Bulls. Also, we can agree that Jordan’s path to the Finals in the East was markedly more difficult than LeBron’s.
Absurdity Score: 6/10