this. All of this.he isn't going to pass mj on this considering he would have already lost 3 series with hca while mj none and also how mj took an organization that was a losing organization and turned them into a dynasty. Lebron went to play with guys who got it done as the man so that will never help him in comparison to someone like mj. Also that mj is as statistically dominant if not more so since he is #1 all time in per in the season and playoffs and #1 all time in ws/per 48 minutes in the season and playoffs.
Not to mention defensively it isn't even close. Lebron had guys at his own position who averaged more ppg in a series than he did and even at better fg% while mj never even had any other player on the floor average more than him.
Jordan didn't need 11 rings because he was on a completely different level than russell statistically (and also russell won 25 series to get 11 rings, mj had to win 24 series to just get 6 rings, so the situation was not comparable here.)
mj didn't need to average 50 ppg like wilt because he was on a completely different level than wilt in terms of accolades/titles (at least 100% more of the important accolades/titles - mvp's/fmvp's/titles etc.).
Lebron, however, cannot possibly be on another level from jordan statistically
(he may end up being as good (right now mj is #1 all time in per in the season and playoffs and #1 all time in ws/per 48 minutes in the season and playoffs) if he keeps up current/similar production in the regular and postseasons for another 6-8 years; it would be a marginal difference, however, unlike russell/mj).
Lebron also cannot amass enough accolades/titles to put himself on another level from mj (5 mvp's, 10-11 top 3 mvp finishes, 6 fmvp's, 6 titles, defensive recognition etc.), so he would have to differentiate himself some other way - namely, statistically - but as we've seen, he really can't do that either. So yeah, he does have to basically match or exceed jordan in all of these areas (accolades/titles, production, defensive impact), since it's unlikely that he can do enough in one of those categories to completely shatter what jordan did in that category so as to make his sum total case for goat stronger overall.
Few people really grasp the enormity of what jordan accomplished.
So to me things if the debate ever got close, mj going 24-0 in series with hca and always winning as the man and not having anyone on his teams who won league or finals mvp and also taking a franchise that never won before prior to him arriving and turning it into a dynasty is what i would consider a tie breaker sort to speak.
Remember the hca, taking an organization that never won before, etc only matters if the players are close to the same level.
So isiah thomas doing it on the pistons doesn't mean much when comparing him to magic johnson or larry bird, but in comparison to someone like steve nash, jason kidd, gary payton, etc it does.