Knicks legend Charles Oakley sat down with Hall of Fame big man Kevin Garnett on his KG Certified basketball show on Showtime to answer what seems like an age-old question.
Would you rather play with LeBron James or Michael Jordan?
Oakley, who played against Jordan in his heyday and considers the Bulls legend his best friend, surprisingly chose James.
“They’d ask me ‘who would you rather play with? LeBron or Mike?’ I said LeBron but Mike’s my best friend,” Oakley began. “Mike ain’t passing me the ball. He don’t care if I get a shot today or tomorrow. But you know, that’s how he got to be Mike. You know? So when they always make the comparison, ‘Who you like? LeBron or Mike?’ I says ‘Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes. Mike, LeBron.’ So LeBron got no sugar, Mike got the sugar. So the sugar I ain’t have, I’m LeBron because I was Corn Flakes. So it’s always gonna be a comparison.”
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As the debate rages on about who the best player of all time is, it will always come down to preference. Both players are in rarified air, and it will likely always be a comparison between the two star players of two very different eras.