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Michael Jordan: LeBron James Decision Something I Never Would Have Done (VIDEO)

First Posted: 07/19/10 11:56 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:05 PM ET

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Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest NBA player of all time, finally expressed his opinion about LeBron James' decision to team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. He made the comments to NBC on Sunday after playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Nevada.

"There's no way, with hindsight, I would've ever called up Larry [Bird], called up Magic [Johnson] and said, 'Hey, look, let's get together and play on one team,'" Jordan said. "But that's ... things are different. I can't say that's a bad thing. It's an opportunity these kids have today. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys."

Last year, Jordan said Kobe Bryant was the best player in the NBA at one of his basketball camps.

Hall of Famer and former NBA star Charles Barkley also recently weighed in on James' decision, saying he was "disturbed" because he believed it was "planned all along." Scroll down for video of Jordan's comments.

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