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A longtime barbershop debate: Who is better: LeBron James or Michael Jordan?

Posted at 8:33 PM, Jun 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 15:28:14-04

It's a never ending debate that sparks up discussion around the Finals. Who's better: Michael Jordan or LeBron James?

At The Cut and Style Barbershop in Cleveland, basketball fans on both sides of the fence come for not only a haircut but a conversation, often one that is heated with high emotions.

The debate goes beyond favoritism and into the realm of stating the stats. From the number of awarded MVP titles to a number of championships won, every number and every reason, even down to the shoes, are debated and taken into consideration.

For the record, at age 32, James and Jordan have won three championships. LeBron has won four most valuable player awards; Jordan has won three.

Jordan also won defensive player of the year awards during one of those seasons.

Jordan lost in the first round three times; LeBron has never done that but he has lost in the finals four times.

News 5 Frank Wiley stopped by the barbershop hoping to put the debate to rest. Watch the full story in the video player above.