Dwyane Wade on LeBron James' pursuit of Michael Jordan: 'Only thing you can do is tie it'
Dwyane Wade said LeBron James could match Michael Jordan's legacy but the Cavs star has a long way to go. AP

DWYANE Wade has long been a believer that LeBron James could accomplish great things in his NBA career, except for one thing.

Wade told ESPN's Nick Friedell on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) that his former Heat teammate could never top Mchael Jordan’s legacy, even using a golf analogy to explain his point.

“It’s not possible. The only thing you can do is tie it. There’s no 19th hole,” said Wade, who won two championships in four Finals appearances with James in Miami.

"I don't know if [James] has the ability to surpass [Jordan] or not," he added. "That's yet to be seen. My version as LeBron being on par with Michael is this: They're both on the golf course. Michael's on the 18th hole; LeBron is somewhere on like the fourth hole. He's got a long way to go, but he's on par to get to the 18th hole."

Growing up in Chicago and a Bulls fan, Wade personally witnessed Jordan in the latter stages of his storied career and has been often been asked to compare 'The King' to 'His Airness, more so after the Cavs superstar made public his goal in chasing 'the ghost' who played in Chicago.

Wade’s assessment on LeBron challenging Jordan’s legacy?

"You can't go past it. How can you? That's as great as it gets, man. The only thing you can do, like I said, is be A-1, A-B. There's no way higher," the Bulls guard said with a smile.

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