Why is Lebron James Not Receiving the Respect Like Michael Jordan?

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Why is Lebron James Not Receiving the Respect Like Michael Jordan?

He is still active and people
tend to be biased in some way to athletes that they have actually seen. For
example, how many people have an opinion of John Havlicek? only the older fans
probably. As for Kevin Durant on the other hand? Well everybody has an opinion
about him. So recency bias plays a lot into it.

Lebron is more outspoken and
political than Jordan. This means the crowd who just wants him to ‘shut up and
dribble’ do not like his activist pursuits. And just being on social media and
talking more in general means more to criticize. People scrutinize everything
Lebron says and blows it up. Of course, when Bill Russell or Kareem was
outspoken, people retrospectively praise them for that.

Lebron called himself the
GOAT. Jordan didn’t. But hey, Wayne Gretzky was called the ‘Great One’,
Muhammed Ali was called the GOAT etc.

Lebron is considered a
‘whiner’ ‘crybaby’ ‘quitter’ and the truth of this may be exaggerated. Lebron
complains to refs a lot and flops a lot, but no more than any other modern NBA
player. And the ‘quitting’ footage is either taken out of context or it’s taken
from his recent seasons where Lebron has slacked off on defense due to his age
and declining energy levels. Still, nobody has ever accused Jordan of slacking
off on defense even into his older years.

 

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