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Don't be fooled: Mike does like LeBron

Yes, Michael Jordan was critical of LeBron James, but that doesn't mean MJ isn't fond of LBJ.

Updated: April 14, 2003, 4:52 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Editor's note: As part of "The Stein Line" every Monday, ESPN.com senior NBA writer Marc Stein gives his take on things in "Slams and Dunks."

Perhaps you've heard Michael Jordan's biting statements recently about LeBron James. The line about how LeBron is "talented for 18 years old." How MJ downplayed LBJ's dominance in front of ESPN cameras, and everywhere else, because "he's played against high school kids who probably are under 6 feet and have the talent of sportswriters."

Good quips, ...

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