The sad thing is that we will never see Michael Jordan and LeBron James take to the field. There will always be a mystery about who really is the better basketball player between them. Fortunately, there are other avenues where they can compete. We can see the two legends face off in a different battle: in a contest to prove who has the best tequila.
According to a Boardroom report, Cincoro Tequila Reposado from Jordan and Lobos from James are finalists in the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition in March. The winner will be announced in mid-June. This means that in less than two months, fans will finally know who has the better tequila between the two basketball GOATs. Below are details of the tequila brands of Jordan and James, respectively.
Jordan: “Cincoro Tequila Reposado is not a bull. At $114, it’s aged for 8 to 10 months in used American whiskey casks in an underground cellar at its distillery. Cooked agave is joined in the starting range by hints of vanilla on the nose and complemented by spices and dried fruits.
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James: “Lobos 1707 Tequila, Reposado can take their talents to South Beach or wherever the weather is good. At $51, Lobos starts out as 100% pure Blue Weber agave and rests for six months in American white oak barrels. The liquid is then blended with just a touch of Lobos 1707 Tequila, Extra Añejo and finished in its Pedro Ximénez wine barrels, creating a spicy, bold and bold profile.
The battle off the field
There’s no way this tequila contest is determining who the greatest of all time really is. Even rabid James fans wouldn’t dare make it 1-0 if James’ Lobos 1707 were declared the winner.
At the very least, this little Tequila battle would add another dimension to the conversation. As James continues to age and head into a new chapter in his life, we could see him transform into a shrewd businessman like other greats who came before him. It is also to be expected that some analysts will continue to pit him against Jordan, but this time, in the realm of business.
James has built an impressive business portfolio over the past few years thanks to his savvy childhood friend Maverick Carter and Rich Paul. Besides his lifetime contract with Nike, James has stakes in Beats Electronics and Liverpool FC. He also owns SpringHill Entertainment, a production company that has produced or co-produced several titles like Space Jam 2, Hustle, What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, among others.
It will be an uphill battle for James and his crew. Jordan has countless transactions and stakes in other companies. His biggest business is the Air Jordan brand under Nike. Reports reveal that Jordan earned over $1 billion from this deal. More than money, Air Jordans have been among the world’s most iconic shoes for the past two decades. And at first glance, it will continue to reign supreme.