CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 17: Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, takes part in a ceremony honoring the 2020 NBA All-Star game during a break in play as Team LeBron take on Team Giannis in the fourth quarter during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Team LeBron won 178-164. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Perhaps the Michael Jordan versus LeBron James Greatest Of All Time debate is close to being settled.
In a poll of NBA fans taken by ESPN, it was a runaway for the retired Bulls superstar.
According to the results, 73% ranked Jordan above LeBron both on and off the court in all 17 categories.
And to account for a generational divide, the respondents were split evenly into two age groups: 18-34 and 35 and older, with Jordan leading 4-1 with the older crowd and preferred by nearly 2-to-1 with the younger audience.