LeBron James has been compared to Michael Jordan for almost his entire career, but an NBA hall of famer said MJ far surpasses LeBron in terms of legacy and skills.

It will be an endless discussion if the topic is who among the NBA greats is the closest to Jordan. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are the two players widely considered to be the most similar to MJ for different reasons. Kobe is the only player to successfully steal MJ’s moves, while LeBron has been marketed as the Jordan of his time.

Many believe that LeBron is not only similar to MJ but even surpassed the legend. However, recently, NBA hall of famer and a former teammate of Jordan, Dennis Rodman, has stated that MJ is the “GOAT” over LeBron.

In a recent episode of ESPN’s "First Take," Rodman made a appearance and discussed the comparison between LeBron and MJ. Rodman said that Jordan is still the greatest player ever, and if legend will ever play in this era, he will average 50 points per game.

“Mikey is the greatest player, ever. You know, Mike has been injured one time, he never asked to sit out. He never asked for anything, but only he asked for respect and money,” Rodman revealed.

“If Michael play in this era, he’ll average 50. He’ll average 50 points,” Rodman emphasized.

Although Rodman believes that MJ is better than LeBron, he still acknowledged the King’s skills and said that LeBron is a great talent indeed and if to him, LeBron will belong to the top 3.

Dennis Rodman Dennis Rodman attends the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, July 14, 2018. Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images

The former NBA bad boy also mentioned that Kobe, Magic and Kareem are all considered great, but MJ is the GOAT and there should be no discussion about it anymore.

Over two years ago, Rodman commented on the LeBron and Jordan comparison. The two-time All-star and defensive player of the year said that LeBron isn’t anywhere near Jordan’s toughness and provided an interesting thought regarding LeBron being a star player of the team, according to The Washington Post.

"You know what, LeBron’s doing one thing that I always said that Michael Jordan never did, he never rested. He played every game," Rodman said.

“LeBron has the position to do this now, because they need him. The league needs him, and that’s why he’s doing all this crazy s— now, like b—-ing and complaining and all this [crap],” Rodman continued.