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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  

Michael Jordan picks Kobe over Lebron James

Michael Jordan said that, if given the choice, he would take Kobe Bryant over Lebron James.

Jordan, considered one of the greatest players of all-time,  said the choice between the two would be a difficult one. However, Bryant having five titles with the Los Angeles Lakers trumps the one for James and the Miami Heat.

“Five beats one every time I look at it,” Jordan told NBA TV. “And not that (James) won’t get five. He may get more than that, but five is bigger than one.”

Lebron is in the midst of a record run where he has put together at least 30 points and 60 percent shooting in six straight games.

“It doesn’t matter to me,” James said at the Heat’s shootaround before Thursday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. “If you take Kobe one and I go second, it doesn’t matter. I don’t get too involved in what guys say about me or if you take Kobe or if you take LeBron. As long as I’m on the floor and I make plays for my teammates, I don’t do what I do for other people’s approval.”