Jerry Krause says Michael Jordan never pulled a LeBron James and asked about bringing in new players


The comparisons between Michael Jordan and LeBron James are getting pretty tiresome at this point.

But one member of the Bulls' dynasty of the 1990s seemed to bring it up again during an appearance on The Vertical podcast.

James has been making plenty of headlines recently with comments pointed at the Cleveland Cavaliers' front office to acquire some more talent. That set off a war of words between James and TNT's Charles Barkley that drew plenty of media attention and earned a response from current Bulls guard Dwyane Wade.

Krause seemed to make a thinly veiled criticism of James by describing that Jordan never did such a thing.

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"I'll say this about him, he never came to me and asked for other players," Krause said, his comments published by the New York Post. "He never came to me and asked me to draft a player. He never came to me to ask me to trade for a player. Never once did that happen. Part of it was he thought he was so darn good he thought he could win without them, I'm sure of that. ... Michael was smart enough to understand the organization, and he understood what we had to do as an organization. ... He never complained to me."

How that plays into the never-ending talk over whether Jordan or James is the better all-time player — or if it does at all — you decide.

But, like Barkley, Krause becomes another figure from a different era of the game critiquing the behavior of one of the current greatest basketball players in the world.

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