It is the 16th consecutive championship for Jordan’s legacy since Jordan stepped away from the Chicago Bulls following his sixth NBA championship in 1998.
“I gave it my best, but Jordan’s legacy was just too much to overcome,” said James. “I just have to tip my cap. You know, take my headband off to it, so to speak. Jordan’s legacy is the best ever.”
By failing to win three consecutive NBA titles, as Jordan did twice in his basketball career, most basketball experts admit James’ legacy has officially fallen short of Jordan’s all-important legacy.
“Jordan’s legacy gets better and better every year,” said ABC basketball analyst Jeff Van Gundy. “I’ve never seen improvement like this. We’re a few years away from everyone believing Michael never missed a shot or lost a game. No one has a chance against it.”
Tim Duncan’s legacy came in second place in the Finals, as he won his fifth NBA title. But his legacy still fell far short of Jordan’s for ultimate legacy.
“I’ll celebrate this one for 24 hours, and then it’s back to working on my legacy,” said Duncan. “Wanting to have a great legacy is the whole reason I picked up the sport in the first place. I was no different than any other kid that way.”
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