In the LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan GOAT debate, LeBron supporters always include his playmaking talents in their argument. LeBron James is undeniably one of the best playmakers from the forward position in NBA history, but many forget that Jordan could pass with the best of them too. Don't believe us? Just watch.
The way Jordan nailed no-look passes while driving into the lane at full speed is something to behold. He would routinely find Chicago Bulls teammates like Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant with ease and a flourish of the classic MJ swagger that embodied his game.
Jordan averaged 5.3 assists per game (APG) across his career, peaking with 8.0 APG in 1988-1989. Jordan's ability to rack up such a high number of assists while also being the league's leader in career points per game with 30.12 is a testament to his all-around impact.
LeBron, to his credit, has had higher assist numbers across his career. He's averaged 7.4 APG over his entire career, and is putting up 10.6 APG this year as the Los Angeles Lakers' primary playmaker.
LeBron may have the edge on Jordan in assists per game, but MJ's highlight reel shows he could dish it as well as anyone else.