As Haberstroh notes, James’ teams were favorites in just two of the nine Finals he played in (2011, 2013), and he split them. Jordan’s were favored in all six.
How many times was LeBron the underdog in the Finals?
Or: Everyone reading this piece knows that Michael Jordan won six titles to LeBron James’s three—but accounting for team quality and home-court advantage, LeBron’s team was favored in only two of his nine Finals appearances; a third was a toss-up, and the other six saw him as the clear underdog.
Did Michael Jordan win every Finals he was in?
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It’s true that he didn’t win every Finals he was supposed to as Michael Jordan did. Dirk Nowitzki took care of that in 2011 in leading the Dallas Mavericks to a series win over the Heat. But LeBron can say that he won two titles that he wasn’t supposed to win.
How many times has LeBron team been the favorite in the Finals?
LeBron’s teams have only been favored to win the Finals three times out of the 10 times that his teams have made it to the NBA Finals. According to BetOnline.Ag, the Lakers at -350 make LeBron a bigger favorite than he’s ever been in the NBA Finals, according to data collected by OddsShark.
Who has more rings than Jordan?
Two other Celtics, Jim Loscutoff and Frank Ramsey, won seven championships each. Robert Horry also won seven championships (with three teams). Four players, Bob Cousy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, won six championships each.
Who has more NBA rings than Jordan?
Michael Jordan is the greatest champion in NBA history. His six rings count more than Bill Russell’s 11, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s six, or Kobe Bryant’s five.
Is LeBron faster than Jordan?
Originally Answered: Who is faster, Michael Jordan or LeBron James? LeBron is faster running the length of the court because his strides are longer. Michael is quicker because of his faster twitch muscles.
Is MJ better than Kobe?
Kobe Bryant all-time record. Less important (though still relevant) in the Jordan vs. Bryant timeline is which player won more. In that sense, Bryant has the clear edge: He went 5-3 against Jordan in the regular season and 2-1 in All-Star games for a combined 7-4 record against Jordan.
Is LeBron better than Jordan?
LeBron James’ numbers show that he is, in fact, a better overall player. However, Jordan has scored more overall and has a better finals record. LeBron’s stats show that he is more efficient than Jordan. Jordan has a better free throw percentage, and that improves his points per game average.