Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim watched LeBron James play during the Olympics this year, seeing him take over and leading USA to the gold medal over Spain.

Boeheim then started talking about how good James really is with ESPN's Colin Cowherd and thinks he can be better than Michael Jordan.

"He’s a leader. He gets on the court, he tells people what to do … this guy can guard five [positions] … put him on anybody, he can guard him. I always felt Michael Jordan was the best player I’ve ever seen … I didn’t think it was close … and I’m not so sure anymore … this guy is 6-9, 260 pounds and he’s getting better … I know we’ve had great, great players through the years. He’s like Magic Johnson with Michael Jordan-type skills as well."

LeBron definitely can make the case. At 27 years old, he already is a first ballot Hall-of-Famer if he retired today. He also joins Jordan in a category as being the only players to win an MVP, a championship, Finals MVP and a gold medal in the same year.

Right now, I wouldn't say James is better, but if you were to put two players in the same sentence as him or somehow close to him, it would be him and Kobe Bryant.

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.


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