YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Who is the greatest basketball player of all time? Many have narrowed it down to LeBron James and Michael Jordan, causing heated debates across the country.
Jordan himself, terrorized the Cleveland Cavaliers during his playing days in the playoffs. One of their most famous matchups was played on May 7, 1989, on Cleveland’s home floor in Richfield, Ohio. A series and game-winning basket made by Jordan in buzzer-beating fashion led the Chicago Bulls to a 3-2 series win in the first round of the 1989 NBA Playoffs.
Here is Jordan’s career playoff record vs the Cavaliers
1987-1988 – Opening round – Beat the Cavs 3-2
1988-1989 – Opening round – Beat the Cavs 3-2
1991-1992 – Conference finals – Beat the Cavs 4-2
1992-1993 – Second round playoffs – Beat the Cavs 4-0
1993-1994 – Opening playoff round – Beat the Cavs 3-0
As LeBron James begins a new era with the Cavs, we compare these two great basketball players from different eras.
How do Jordan and James match-up? You be the judge. Check out our interactive comparison tool below.