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Steve Kerr says Michael Jordan and LeBron James are the 'two best players that I've ever witnessed'

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LeBron James and Steve Kerr (Getty Images)

It has been a long, ongoing debate as to whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is the greatest of all time in the NBA. Warriors coach Steve Kerr is the latest to share his opinion on the two.

After the Warriors swept the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals with a Game 4 win Friday, Kerr drew comparisons between Jordan and James. However, he wasn't ready to pick one over the other.

"I get asked all the time about MJ, LeBron, and it's such a difficult question to ask," Kerr told reporters, per USA Today. "All I know is they're the two best players that I've ever witnessed. They're very different, but however you want to rank them, they're right there together."

Kerr played alongside Jordan and has coached against James (including four consecutive years in the NBA Finals), so he knows the level of talent they both would bring to the court.

"I think maybe the greatest testament to LeBron is that five years ago he was one of the top-five players of all time," Kerr said. "From five years ago until now, it seems like he's 10 times better, because he's added so much skill to his game."

Even though the Cavaliers lost Game 4, Kerr did throw some praise toward the four-time MVP.

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"Well, he's terrifying," Kerr said. "He really is. Every time he comes down the court, getting downhill, you just know he's either going to get to the rim or he's going to find one of his shooters for a 3-point shot. He's added the 3-point threat.

"When we came here three years ago in the first meeting, we weren't fearful of his shot. We were fearful of his power and his penetration and his passing, but now you fear everything."

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