They both are very different. Lebron is a beast when it comes to filling up a stat sheet and strength, but he'll never have the same will power, presence, instinct, decision making, and influence as MJ. MJ did whatever he could to win. Lebron has shown his lack of will. MJ entered the league at 21. Lebron entered at 18. That's a 3 year span that MJ could've added more possible stats, records, rings, etc. MJ had a 3 peat, took 2 years off, then came right back for another 3 peat. That's unheard of. Lebron would have to win some more rings, stats, awards, and records for me to include him in the talk, but even then he still wouldn't have the legendary status, will to win, etc. lebron would have to make it undebatable.