Comparing LeBron's decision to MJ's return to Bulls

Comparing LeBron's decision to MJ's return to Bulls
July 11, 2014, 1:45 pm
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CSN Staff

Since LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, there's been nonstop chatter about what it means for the league, for free agency and the Bulls' competition now that the division is getting increasingly harder.

But now that James is returning home, CSN posed another type of question for Bulls announcer Stacey King: How does this compare and rank to when Michael Jordan came back to the Bulls after announcing his retirement? 

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"Michael's comeback was huge. It was huge not only for Chicago and the Bulls, but it was huge for the NBA because they were missing that mega star," King said. "MJ walked away from the game, he retired in his prime. LeBron's still playing, it's not like he retired and came back. He's just coming back to a city where he left.

"He's coming back mature, he's been to four straight NBA finals, won two championships, he's a constant reigning MVP," he continued. "He's bringing back a lot of hardware with him — I think he'll be better this time around. I think he was really hurt by the reception he got from his decision, and I think he's always one to rectify that. And I think coming back now kind of puts that to rest."