Jeanie Buss, Who Called Kobe Bryant the Greatest Laker, Leaves NBA Fans Baffled With Huge Michael Jordan GOAT Claim: “Why Would She Even Say That?”

Published 08/15/2022, 1:30 AM EDT

Every sport has fans and pundits involved in a never-ending debate surrounding the GOAT players. It is no different in the NBA. For a game that is graced by legends such as Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James, settling on one player as the GOAT is almost impossible to this topic.

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However, when a prominent member of a team gives his/her opinion, the debate begin anew, particularly among fans. A similar thing happened when the Lakers’ owner, Jeanie Buss, called ‘MJ’ the GOAT over her own team’s legend ‘Mamba’. Read ahead to know how fans reacted to this.

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Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant? Who’s the GOAT?

Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant have revolutionized the game. Their styles of play, techniques, and the records they broke have rightly placed them among the very best. The league even had to amend some rules for the changing game because of them. It’s safe to say that they both played in different eras. However, the NBA is what it is because of these two legends.

Jeanie Buss is the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. Earlier, she had described Kobe as the best Laker to have ever played the sport. But, the real problem started when she called MJ as the GOAT. Despite being the owner and having players from her franchise like Kobe and LeBron, choosing a player from a different franchise seemed to irk the Lakers fans. They also gave their two cents after the Lakers’ owner had commented. Twitter blew up and questioned her choice. Check some of the fan reactions below:

One fan asked, “Why would she even say that?” 

Others had their own reactions-

Some Twitteratis even supported her-

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Well, these discussions will go on forever. There’s no stopping them. However, all three of the players- Kobe, LeBron and Jordan have their own achievements and accomplishments. They deserve to be praised irrespective of an individual’s opinion on who’s the GOAT.

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Siddhant Biyani

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