Jordan maintains a level of charisma that James simply doesn’t have. During his time with the Bulls, he was almost untouchable. The likes of Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman both treated him with the utmost respect. While he was occasionally brutal, Jordan was a winner who forced his teammates to be better. It’s safe to say that James hasn’t had that impact.
For example, it’s difficult to imagine Jordan accepting that one of his teammates slept with his mother. That’s exactly what Delonte West did with Gloria James. Furthermore, James never exerted the same influence over a franchise as Jordan did. His most powerful ability was being able to walk away. But he was never able to force his GMs to build teams around him.