Comparing Michael Jordan and LeBron James was a little bit of the “comparing an apple and an orange” conundrum, given their differing skillsets. But, that never stopped folks from doing so, since LeBron James was this messianic high school phenom in Akron, Ohio. James brought much of that upon himself, wearing #23 on his jersey since his days at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School. James’ four MVP awards falls one short of Jordan’s five awards. But James has one key achievement that even Jordan can’t say he has: making the NBA Finals seven years in a row.