Jordan and Kobe in a 2002 game. (Photo : Reuters)
All is set for the highly anticipated Miami Heat victory parade on Monday.
LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and the rest of the Heat will once again be giving the city of Miami another reason to cheer as the team's cavalcade runs its course towards the American Airlines Arena.
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The Heat's spectacular season performance will be once again praised and the unfolding greatness of LeBron James once again contemplated.
LeBron had a spectacular 2012 season which was capped off by an impressive triple-double, his 32nd to be exact.
Only three players have had more triple-doubles than James and these don't include either Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant (find out who the top three are here).
In fact, James has only played 9 seasons against Kobe's 16 & Jordan's 15 and has already surpassed both in total number of triple-doubles and double-doubles.
But how does James fare in terms of scoring average and rebounds against both greats?
The following is a comparison chart of the career stats of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
|Michael Jordan||Kobe Bryant||LeBron James|
|Years in NBA||15||16||9|
|Trip to NBA Finals||6||7||3|
|Career PPG Avg||30.1 ppg||25.4 ppg||27.6 ppg|
|Total Career Points||32,292 (3rd)||29,484(5th)||19,045 (47th)|
|Career RPG Avg||6.2 rpg||5.3 rpg||7.2 rpg|
|Total Career Rebounds||6,672||6,142||4,943|
|Career APG Avg||5.3 apg||4.7 apg||6.9 apg|
|Total Career Assists||5,633||5,418||4,751|
|NBA Scoring Champion||10x||2x||1x|
|NBA Finals MVP||6x||2x||1x|
|NBA Draft||Round 1, 3rd Pick||Round 1, 13th Pick||Round 1, 1st Pick|
|Rookie of the Year||1985||-||2004|
|All-NBA First Team||10x||10x||6x|
|NBA All-Defensive First Team||9x||9x||4x|
|NBA All-Star Game MVP||3x||4x||2x|
If each were to face each other playing their best career basketball, who would win?