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|Like Mike? Peers See LeBron for Own Greatness
|OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- LeBron James changed his jersey number, won an NBA championship and still gets inevitably compared to Michael Jordan at nearly every opportunity.
With James producing at a record-setting clip that no one in league history had reached, just as Jordan's 50th birthday approaches this weekend, classifying James' place in the league couldn't be a hotter topic.
James wants no part of it, posting on Twitter that he's "not MJ." And his peers say it's time to back off all the comparisons.
Three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant said Thursday that it's "unreal" what James has done "but it's kind of hard to compare anybody to Michael Jordan."
Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade, who grew up in Chicago watching Jordan on TV, says quite simply, "There will never be another Michael Jordan."