Floyd Mayweather wasn't influenced by his surroundings Wednesday when asked to weigh in on one of the hottest debates in the NBA: LeBron James or Michael Jordan.
"Who's a better player between LeBron James and Michael Jordan? I would say LeBron James," Mayweather said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN Chicago 1000. "And I'm from the Michael Jordan era. I'm 36 years old."
Mayweather, who's a huge NBA fan, was in Chicago with Canelo Alvarez to promote their Sept. 14 fight in Las Vegas. Thousands crowded into the Chicago Theatre for the event.
"We're not talking about championships, because if we're talking about championships, Bill Russell has 11," Mayweather said. "And the dunks Michael Jordan was doing in the dunk contest, Julius Erving was doing it. ... Really when we're talking about who's the best basketball player, it's just an opinion.