The LeBron vs. Michael debate just got real
By Sean Gregory
FOR CERTAIN STUBBORN BASKETBALL fans, Michael Jordan will always be the greatest player of all time.
Even devotees of His Airness, however, must give LeBron James his due.
King James finished this NBA season, his 15th, with his highest scoring average (27.5) in eight years,
a career-best 9.1 assists per game, and 8.6 rebounds per game, which tied a career high.
And he has single-handedly carried the Cavaliers in these playoffs, averaging an eye-popping 34.3 points.
He’s also hit two dramatic buzzer beaters,
including a running one-handed bank shot to beat the top-seeded Toronto Raptors in Cleveland’s second-round sweep that will populate highlight reels for years.
So how do you settle the Jordan-James sports-bar debate?
Jordan partisans point to his unmatched aerial artistry and his perfect 6-0 record in the NBA Finals.
LeBron lovers cite his superior rebounding and passing stats and the likelihood of more MVP seasons to come.
It’s fitting that James’ go-to move in these playoffs is a fadeaway jump shot that echoes the one Jordan perfected.
Because these days, it can be hard to tell these two legends apart.
1. give sb. their due 给予某人其应得的荣誉、酬劳等
After all her hard work, I really hope the company finally gives Mary her dues.
2. scoring average 场均得分
He increased his scoring average almost seven points, to 15. 3, from his junior year.
3. buzzer beaters 压哨绝杀
He has more career buzzer beaters than LeBron.
4. it's fitting that 合适
It is only fitting that you should be the one to take her back to the airport since she flew out to see you.