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Dwyane Wade: It's Not Possible For LeBron James To Pass MJ

In an interview with ESPN, Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade didn't mince words when it came to his former teammate LeBron James' legacy.

LeBron James was only a high schooler when he was hailed as the next Michael Jordan. So it's only natural that Jordan's transcendent greatness is the ghost he's been chasing ever since he was drafted No. 1 overall in the 2003 NBA draft, and it continues to be his motivation as he enters his 14th season in the NBA.

Close friend and former teammate, Dwyane Wade, had some thoughts on James catching up to Jordan, per ESPN:

"No, it's not possible," Wade told ESPN with a laugh. "It's not possible."

He added:

"The only thing you can do is tie it," Wade said. "There's no 19th hole."

Wade continued, saying that he believes James is on his "15th hole" in terms of his career arc, before finishing with:

"You can't go past it," Wade said of Jordan's legacy. "How can you? That's as great as it gets, man. The only thing you can do, like I said, is be A-1, A-B. There's no way higher."

LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers open their season October 25 with a matchup against the New York Knicks. James will be chasing his fourth ring.