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Berry Tramel: LeBron James is a better all-around player than Michael Jordan

The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports.
by Berry Tramel Modified: July 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm •  Published: July 13, 2012
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On why Kevin Durant came off the bench in the Team USA exhibition game:

Looks like politics to me. Hard to tell Kobe or Carmelo they're coming off the bench. Meanwhile, Durant would take such a request pretty well. I'll bet he plays the second-most minutes on the team, but might not start.

On whether or not LeBron James is a better player than Michael Jordan:

I think LeBron is a better all-around player than Jordan. He can do more things on the court. I don't know if he's a greater player, but he's clearly a better all-around player. Better passer, better defender, better inside presence.

On being part of the Sports Animal with Jim Traber and Al Eschbach:

I enjoy being with Jim and Al. They don't let me talk much, but that lets me get some knitting done.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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