NBA analyst hails LeBron James as a better leader than Michael Jordan amid Hornets sale talks

The GOAT debate continues between the superstars from two different eras of the NBA, Lebron James and Michael Jordan, and like everyone else, NBA analyst Colin Cowherd has his own judgement.

Michael retired from basketball for good in 2003 and began leading the front office as the Washington Wizard’s director of operations. He later bought a small stake in the Charlotte Hornets in 2006 and became the owner of the franchise after four years.

Under ownership, however, the Hornets fought devastatingly, and when he decided to step down from the role, Colin delivered his word on context.

What did Colin Cowherd say about Michael Jordan?

The Hornets have only made two postseason appearances since the 60-year-old legend took over, and have had consistently failed performances from one season to the next. As that rate continued, fans lost all hope and hope for the six-time NBA champion, and he decided to retire for good.

When Jordan’s other mission failed, Cowherd criticized his leadership abilities, saying, “The best owners, the best coaches, the best leaders are about uplifting others…Michael is great at uplifting Michael.”

He also put Lakers star LeBron James in context, adding, “But LeBron… those two are nowhere near close. Anyone who plays with him is better.”


It’s true that “Airness” has done a poor job with a franchise for so many years and still got nothing out of it. There is no debate about his performance as a player; Winning two out of three in the midst of retirement drama is no picnic.

On the other hand, King James has established himself as the best player of recent decades and is still going strong at 38. But man-handling is a very different skill than maneuvering over hardwood, and it has yet to pass the test.

What’s your take on Michael Jordan and his leadership with the Hornets? Should he pursue another project after that? Leave your thoughts with us in the comments section. NBA analyst hails LeBron James as a better leader than Michael Jordan amid Hornets sale talks

Chris Estrada

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