A few months ago, the media found out LeBron James participated in a scrimmage game that featured none other than Michael Jordan himself. LeBron was a teenager at that time but was already well known around the country as the top NBA prospect and the next big thing in the league.
During his interview for the Uninterrupted on Monday, LeBron joined the crew to talk about the documentary ‘The Last Dance‘, the mutual respect between him and Jordan, but also the first time they met each other. LeBron said Jordan was his role model ever since he started playing basketball and called him.
“The dude looked like Jesus Christ to me. He was Black Jesus to me. Nobody could tell me anything different. I didn’t think he was real, and I only thought he lived on the tv.”LeBron James, via Uninterrupted
LeBron shared more details about the famous photo of him and Jordan that was circulating the social media channels some time ago. He said that was actually during his rookie season when he was participating in a Jordan camp that took place in Santa Barbara. He had the opportunity to play alongside Jordan on the same team and never lost a single game.
“We used to play around 9 p.m. The camp would end, and we would stay along with the college kids that he would invite to the games as well. We would get a good-ass run in for about an hour, an hour-15. I was on the same team with MJ, and we didn’t lose a game.”LeBron James, via Uninterrupted