Report: Bulls Owner Won’t Make Trades With Lakers Because He Doesn’t Want LeBron James Infringing Upon Michael Jordan’s Legacy

According to NBA insider Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf won’t make trades with the Los Angeles Lakers because he doesn’t want LeBron James infringing upon Michael Jordan‘s legacy. 

Reinsdorf doesn’t want to help LeBron and the Lakers get better. 

Jordan and LeBron are universally recognized as the two best players in NBA history. Reinsdorf and Jordan butted heads many times while Jordan played for the Bulls, but Reinsdorf is apparently doing everything he can to protect Jordan’s “GOAT” title. 

Jordan has career averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists with the Bulls and Washington Wizards. He won five MVPs, six championships, six Finals MVPs and 10 scoring titles. 

Meanwhile, LeBron has career averages of 27.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Lakers. He’s a four-time MVP, a four-time champion and a four-time Finals MVP.

Jordan is first in NBA history in points per game, fourth in steals, fifth in field goals and second in player efficiency rating. He holds the NBA record for most points (63) scored in a playoff game. 

Behind Jordan and Scottie Pippen, the Bulls went 6-0 in the NBA Finals and three-peated twice in the ’90s. Jordan is one of three players to win MVP and DPOY in the same season. Hakeem Olajuwon and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the other two. 

LeBron, who grew up idolizing Jordan, is first in NBA history in points, fourth in assists, eighth in steals, fifth in triple-doubles, seventh in points per game, third in player efficiency rating and second in field goals. 

LeBron is the only player in NBA history to rank top five all-time in points and assists, the only player to win three Finals MVPs with three different teams, the only player with 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists and the only player to score 40,000 points. 

With the Cavaliers and Heat, LeBron never lost to the Bulls in the playoffs. 

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  1. Good for Jerry, but there is no need to worry, Jordan will always be the GOAT regardless of how LeBron’s career ends up…

  2. Jerry watches too much TV, the talking heads.

    The ball knows it’s not even close. There is no infringing no matter what Jerry does. It will never even be close.

    He’s holding his team back to protect a legacy that doesn’t need protection. Make the trades, Jerry. Your team sucks.

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