Frye: Jordan's only job 'was to just score,' LeBron is better
Former NBA veteran Channing Frye is firm in his stance that Michael Jordan isn't the greatest player of all time.
"Not gonna lie, I wasn't a Jordan fan. I'm from Phoenix. I'm a (Charles) Barkley guy, a Kevin Johnson guy. I'm a 'Thunder Dan' (Majerle) guy," Frye said during the "Talkin' Blazers with Channing Frye" podcast. "So, as much as everyone is shocked, I never had Jordan on my top player of all time anyways ... I have LeBron (James) above Michael all time."
"He only had really one job, and that was to just score. And he did that at an amazing, amazing rate," Frye said of Jordan. "But I don't feel like his way of winning then would translate to what it is now. Guys wouldn't want to play with him."
Jordan retired with an illustrious resume that includes six championships, six Finals MVPs, five regular-season MVPs, a Defensive Player of the Year Award, and 32,292 career points. In comparison, James has won three championships, three Finals MVPs, and four regular-season MVPs, while amassing 34,087 career points so far.
"The Last Dance," ESPN's docuseries that pulls back the curtain on Jordan's career, concludes with the airing of Episodes 9 and 10 this coming Sunday.
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