In 1989 Jordan and the Bulls were up 2-1 on the Pistons in the Eastern conference finals and Jordan proceeded to go 9-26 from the field over the next 2 games, all lost by single digits. In Game 6 he has 8 turnovers and misses 7 free throws. The Bulls lose by 9 points. Then in 1990 gets blown the fuck out in game 7 losing to the Pistons again.I just don't see how anybody who saw both players at their peak can put forth an argument for LeBron being the GOAT. GOATs don't disappear in finals like LeBron did in the 2011 finals.
Everytime it mattered in the finals Jordan showed up. Dude has 6 finals mvp. Nobody else has more than 3.
Imagine if social media and 24 hour sports cycle would've been around back then. Jordan had been in the league 8 years and couldn't make it to the finals.
That's a pressure Jordan never knew.