Star Wars: When Retired Players Criticize Current Athletes

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  • Gary Payton, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook
  • Michael Jordan Takes Kobe Over LeBron
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Schools LeBron James
  • Shaquille O'Neal Disses Dwight Howard
  • Jim Brown Takes Shot at Kobe Bryant
  • Jose Canseco Kicks A-Rod When He's Down
  • Sugar Ray Leonard Knocks Adrien Broner Out
  • Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders Rip Tony Romo
  • Tiki Barber Shamelessly Rips Eli Manning
  • Rodney Harrison Takes Shots at Rob Gronkowski
  • Charles Barkley Barks at Carmelo Anthony

Michael Jordan Takes Kobe Over LeBron

When asked whether he’d pick Kobe Bryant or LeBron James during an interview with Ahmad Rashad on NBA TV early 2013, Michael Jordan gave the nod to Bryant, saying, “If you had to pick between the two, that would be a tough choice, but five beats one every time I look at it, and not that he [LeBron James] won’t get five, he may get more than that, but five is bigger than one.” Later in the year, Jordan said he’d go with James…but only because Bryant was battling through injuries. Sounds like he made James his default pick.

(Photos from Left: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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