In Jordan’s interview with Ahmad Rashad he was asked if he would pick Kobe or LeBron. "If you had to pick between the two, that would be a tough choice," Jordan said, “but five beats one every time I look at it." He also added that LeBron may be able to get more eventually but right now five will always beat him.
After LeBron heard the comment that Jordan made he answered back with "As long as I'm on the floor and I try to make plays for my teammates; I don't do what I do for other people's approval." LeBron has been hit with many questions leading to comparison with Jordan because of the success he has been having recently, but that doesn’t seem to bother him on and off the court.