LeBron James once touched on his on-court battles with Michael Jordan as a teenager. James first hit the court with MJ in 2001, when Jordan was preparing to make his final comeback and LBJ was just 16 years old.
“The dude looked like Jesus Christ to me,” James said in a video released by Uninterrupted. “He was Black Jesus to me.”
LeBron didn’t play on the same team as Jordan that day, but he did get the chance to team up with his hero two years later. Not long after he was drafted in June 2003, James was invited to Jordan’s annual summer camp at UC-Santa Barbara.
Image Source: Michael Jordan @ Instagram