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Michael Jordan and LeBron James face off in a tequila battle

LeBron James and Michael Jordan go one-on-one in a different arena.
Lebron James and Michael Jordan on court during halftime during the 2022 NBA All-Star Game

LeBron James and Michael Jordan

The sad thing is, we’ll never see Michael Jordan and LeBron James go at it on the court. There will forever be a mystery on who truly is the better basketball player between them. Fortunately, there are other avenues whey they can compete. We can witness the two legends go at it in a different battle: in a contest to prove who has the best tequila.

Tequila showdown

According to a report by Boardroom, Jordan’s Cincoro Tequila Reposado and James’ Lobos are finalists in the 2022 San Franciso World Spirits Competition in March. The winner will be announced in mid-June. This means in less than two months, fans will finally know who has the better tequila between the two basketball GOATs. Below are the details of Jordan and James’ tequila brands, respectively.

Jordan: “Cincoro Tequila Reposado is no bull. Coming in at $114, it’s aged 8-10 months in used American whiskey barrels at an underground cellar in its distillery. Cooked agave is joined in the starting lineup by hints of vanilla on the nose and complimented by spices and dried fruits.”

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James: “Lobos 1707 Tequila, Reposado can take its talents to South Beach or wherever there’s a good time. Coming in at $51, Lobos begins as 100% pure Blue Weber agave and rests for six months in American white oak barrels. The liquid is then blended with just a touch of Lobos 1707 Tequila, Extra Añejo and finished in its Pedro Ximénez wine barrels, creating a spicy, bold, audacious profile.”

The battle off the court

There’s no way this Tequila contest would determine who truly is the Greatest of all Time. Even rabid James fans wouldn’t dare chalk the score up to 1-0 if James’ Lobos 1707 is declared the winner.

At the very least, this little Tequila battle would give another dimension to the conversation. As James continues to age and creeps towards a new chapter in his life, we might see him turn into a savvy businessman like other greats that came before him. We should also expect some analysts to continue pitting him against Jordan, but this time, in the business arena.

James has built an impressive business portfolio over the last few years thanks to his savvy childhood friend Maverick Carter and Rich Paul. Apart from his lifetime deal with Nike, James has stakes in Beats Electronics and Liverpool F.C. He also owns SpringHill Entertainment, a production company that has produced or co-produced several titles like Space Jam 2, Hustle, What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, among others.

It’ll be a tough uphill battle for James and his crew. Jordan has countless deals and stakes in other companies. His biggest business of them is the Air Jordan brand under Nike. Reports reveal that Jordan has made over $1 billion from the deal. More than the money, the Air Jordans are among the most iconic shoes globally over the last two decades. And from the looks of it, it’ll continue to reign supreme. 

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