For years, the conversation surrounding LeBron James dealt with comparing his talent to that of Michael Jordan.
According to most, James has firmly entrenched himself as the second best NBA player of all-time behind Jordan. However, former guard Eddie House joined “Undisputed on Wednesday and accused James of quitting during the 2011 NBA Finals that the Miami Heat lost.
LeBron James’ former teammate, @RealEddieHouse, says LeBron “quit” during the 2011 NBA Finals, so that’s why there’s no GOAT debate between James and Jordan. pic.twitter.com/URSCiEOreK
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) February 21, 2018
House was teammates with James during the 2010-11 season with the Heat. Miami lost in six games at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks to cap off the season. When it was all said and done, House said that James quit on his team and added that he shouldn’t be considered to be better than Jordan.
James averaged 23.7 points per contest during the the postseason that year, which was the lowest total of his NBA postseason career. He had averaged at least 25.9 points in the three prior postseasons as a member of the Heat.
Even though James did fall short that season, he still has three NBA titles to his credit. He won two prior to the 2010-11 campaign and added another in 2015 with the Cleveland Cavaliers. If James wins a few more titles before his career is all said and done, he could have a case against Jordan.