Donald Trump Weighs In on Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James

Outkick founder Clay Travis had president Donald Trump on his Fox Sports Radio show this morning. For a final question, at the 22-minute mark of the video below, Clay asked him to weigh in on the Jordan/LeBron debate as far as who was better as a basketball player:

“Michael Jordan,” Trump said. I’ve seen them both. Michael Jordan — plus he wasn’t political, so people like him better.”

Will minds be changed now? Probably not. But that was a very Donald Trump answer.


Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. Here’s how I decide who’s the greatest of all time. If I had to win one game in the Finals, and had a choice between LeBron and Jordan in their prime, who do I pick? It’s Jordan 10 times out of 10 with absolutely no hesitation whatsoever.

    • Yeah beat me to it, I would put Kobe in the conversation over Lebron. But Donald is 100% correct that Jordan (and Bryant) stayed out of politics and were a lot more likeable as a result. Jordan and Kobe had a burn that very few human beings have, I would put Russell Wilson in their league, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning….

      Lebron is more like Ben Roethlisberger, no one can question his ability to win and get it done, but has a selfish attitude that alienates people. Take away their extreme physical gifts and I suspect Lebron would be working at a fast food joint, Ben would be bartending somewhere and likely spiking drinks with rufinol, banging waitresses. Actually, Ben does that anyway.

  2. Michael Jordan played in a much tougher league than this other guy who is way too soft to have played then. Jordan had that killer instinct that would just win ball games on that alone Kobe had that too but not this other guy not even close. And finally i will give you the answer Michael gives when asked about this topic “6-0” short and sweet.

  3. When the LeBron hagiography comes out, it will just be a discussion of all his divisive tweets about his team mates and his political tweets. Meanwhile, Jordan’s hagiography has to edit out some his hugging trophy footage due to time constraints.

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