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Quote of the Day: Wade isn’t sure LeBron catches Jordan

Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Five

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 21: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat celebrates with the Bill Russell Finals MVP trophy after the Heat won 121-106 against the Oklahoma City Thunderin Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 21, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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I don’t know if (James) has the ability to surpass (Jordan) or not. That’s yet to be seen. My version as LeBron being on par with Michael is this: They’re both on the golf course. Michael’s on the 18th hole. LeBron is somewhere on like the fourth hole. He’s got a long way to go, but he’s on par to get to the 18th hole.”

— Dwyane Wade, talking about LeBron James to

It’s not easy to win six NBA championships or reach all of other Michael Jordan statistical numbers. But what would be harder would be to match the cultural impact of Jordan. Jordan has become a legend, an icon, and to reach that status would take more than simply winning more rings.

But the simple fact is we love to debate LeBron’s legacy when it is too early to know what it will be.