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Donald Trump picks Michael Jordan over LeBron James: Jordan ‘wasn’t political’

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Michael Jordan or LeBron James?

President Donald Trump was asked the “sports question” very specifically: “Who is better as a basketball player?”

Trump on Fox Sports Radio:

Michael Jordan.
Well, I’ve seen them both. Michael Jordan is. Plus, he wasn’t political. So, people like him better.

I’d take Jordan over LeBron. For all LeBron’s skills, Jordan had a singular ability to drive winning through his elite individual scoring, lockdown defense and ruthless competitiveness.

Trump is also right: Unlike LeBron, Jordan was apolitical while playing (though less so now). But I thought this was supposed to be about basketball.

The “stick to sports” crowd really has a way of injecting politics into sports.