I voted for LeBron, though I acknowledge I'm likely to be in the extreme minority. While I won't argue that Jordan had the better career through each guy's first 13 seasons (Jordan played a total of 15), I don't think his overall game is as versatile or efficient as LeBron's. Jordan is the best clutch shooter ever (with Larry Bird 2nd and Dirk Nowitzki 3rd IMO) and was a better perimeter/isolation player in general, but other than that I think LeBron is superior as a defender, passer, rebounder, and as a teammate.
Also worth acknowledging that while Jordan went 6-0 in the Finals (with six MVPs, all deserved or not), he also missed the playoffs twice and lost in the first round three times. LeBron missed the playoffs once (his rookie season) and has never lost in the first round. Also worth noting that when Jordan retired for the first time, his championship Bulls, winners of 57 games in the 92-93 season, still won 55 games the next year without him.
I think this discussion is very worthy and much closer than most people care to admit. I personally easily tire of the idol worship bestowed upon Jordan, but I understand it. I think 25 years from now the consensus will be in favor of LeBron after we've had ample time to reflect on his career.
A lot of well thought out points, but you're missing something.
Jordan wasn't a bitch.
Jordan didn't run to stacked teams. Yeah pippen and Rodman were really good. But he didn't have wade and bosh, with Ray Allen coming off the bench. He didn't have kyrie and love. And he didn't bounce back and forth to whoever would give him his way.
And he's gonna do it again when Cleveland fails this year.