and he only averages 1 more apg than Jordan for their playoff careers.
btw, what good is Lebron's 10 assist average, if the team only averaged 21 assists to GSW's 29, and Lebron's teams ALWAYS have low assist rankings (15th average ranking for Lebron's teams in his career)??
obviously, they have no chance to beat a more talented team by having inferior teamwork..
Clearly, Lebron's assists come at the expense of TEAM assists - we already know that every key teammate that Lebron ever had saw their assists reduced
alongside Lebron's ball-dominant style of play.
Otoh, Jordan's league-leading scoring was accomplished mostly off-ball, which made him the league's biggest assist target.. The result was high team assist rankings, great teamwork, and teammates playing to capacity.. The Cavs would be an entirely more productive team under Jordan and a team that closed out tight games more often (like Game 3).
So back to my point - Jordan's goat scoring, especially in the 4th quarter, is much less replaceable and far more valuable than Lebron's advantages, namely defensive rebounds..