Really enjoyed this Zach Lowe article on LeBron vs. Jordan. He goes through different arguments about where LeBron falls short. Then points out that Jordan had similar shortcomings or that some of the negative perception of LeBron’s career aren’t actually backed up by the numbers.
Pippen dismisses the numbers as merely proof that LeBron has played too many close games. “I like winning by 10,” he says. “LeBron is not the guy that wants to take that last shot.” Nichols gives it one more try: “But he’s done it more than the other guy!”
That’s from this clip of Pippen and McGrady discussing how clutch LeBron is (or isn’t). The numbers just don’t matter to people when their most important metric is “You can just feel it”.