Mitch Trubisky may have just opened up a Pandora’s box that he won’t know how to shut. If there’s one lesson to learn in this city of Chicago, it’s this. Do not take the name of Michael Jordan in vain. He is the equivalent of a sports deity in the town, the man they will forever argue was the greatest basketball player ever. So when Mitch was asked to weigh in on the LeBron vs. Jordan debate, Mitch should’ve taken a second to think what he was do.
“LeBron,” he said without hesitation. “Oh, wait can I say that?”
It’s a free country. He can say whatever he wants. Of course that doesn’t mean it’s going to make everybody happy. Trubisky had a ton of good will going for him the past few months. He declared his favorite NFL player ever was Walter Payton. He paid homage to Jim McMahon when he secretly met the Bears before the draft.
This slip-up may cost him a few brownie points, even though it was an honest statement. Trubisky had good reason too and tried to explain himself on 670 The Score.
Mitch Trubisky stance in LeBron vs. Jordan all about location
“It’s kind of bias. I grew up watching LeBron,” Trubisky said. “I didn’t get to see Jordan in person. did go to the same school as him so that’s kind of where we get wishy-washy there.”
Trubisky added that he is a “big fan of greatness,” and that he does not like to compare the two. But the damage had already been done.
“That’s definitely going to be out there somewhere,” Trubisky said. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”
Remember that Trubisky was born in Mentor, Ohio. That’s a short drive out of Cleveland proper. He was four years old when MJ won his sixth and final championship. It was a foregone conclusion that he was going to become a LeBron James fan. His impressionable years came around the time LBJ was becoming a superstar.
Don’t him for taking sides out of actual belief and research. It’s a simple fact that Mitch, poor poor Mitch, never got to see the greatest ever play. Maybe somebody down at Halas Hall can set up the film to watch Bulls games from the 1990s. That should set everything straight.
All jokes aside the fans certainly will let him hear about this one from time to time. They may be able to forgive. They never forget.