Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won six NBA champions in a span of eight years in the nineties but according to LeBron James, his airness may have gotten a bit too much credit for Chicago’s success.
via Bleacher Report’s Uninterrupted
“I don’t think MJ ever had a Game 7 in the Finals. And people say ‘Oh, well he was able to close it out early’ and they act like he just did it all on his own. They forget about the shot by Paxson on the left wing.
You want to know the crazy thing? In that particular game in Phoenix, MJ didn’t even have the ball in his hands. Pippen brought the ball up, Barkley went for the steal, Pippen threw it down to Horace Grant and that got the defense (out of place) because Barkley went for the gamble. They rotated to Horace Grant, and Horace Grant threw it to Paxson. MJ didn’t have nothing to do with that play.”
While LeBron makes a fair point he should know that people are going to take this as him throwing shade at MJ.