“Michael Jordan Silenced Every Critic and That Is Why He Is the Goat”: Lebron James Fans Triggered as NBA Playoffs Reignite Debate

Published 04/25/2022, 9:30 PM EDT

The first round of the playoff is coming to an end and the GOAT debate is yet again sparked among fans. LeBron James, despite putting great numbers, couldn’t make the playoffs this year. No one expected this from the King, but he wasn’t the only one to be held accountable. There was a problem with team chemistry, the player, and the coaching staff.

On the other side of the debate stands Michael Jordan, whose achievements are always on the tip of his fans’ tongue. Critics always pour in their takes. This has been going on for years, but only a few could silence them with their performance.

Michael Jordan’s accolades list goes on

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Jordan started putting up MVP numbers from his rookie year itself. What’s interesting is that Michael always did what every critic did not expect him to do. He won the Defensive Player of the year award as well as the MVP in the same year. Jordan’s abilities were questioned initially, but as the years went on, Michael proved everyone wrong. Fans on Twitter weren’t sure of Jordan’s accolades.

LeBron James had a huge impact on the game. James inspired millions around the world and still is. He has won 4 championships so far, though when his age is compared to Jordan, Michael accomplished a lot more than LeBron. James on the other hand has played more seasons and with more teams.

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Not only that but, LeBron’s longevity is something no one has ever seen. At 37, he is still one of the top scorers in the league. The debate would continue with championships won, but there are no real criteria when it comes to comparing players from different eras.

Michael Jordan always responded to players’ trash-talking

Michael never backed down when someone trash-talked in the middle of the game. Reggie Miller once faced Jordan’s wrath in his rookie year. Miller had 10 points in the first half while Jordan had 0. Reggie Miller asked Jordan whether he really was Michael Jordan. Michael then torched the entire Pacers in the second half, scoring a lot more than Miller.

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LeBron James is also one player who always respond. A great example would be the 2016 Finals when James and the Cavs were down 1-3 versus the Warriors. Both the players have played on the highest level, though to be the greatest, one should have a greater influence on people. Jordan and James both influenced the younger generation.

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Balraj Singh Babrah

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Balraj Singh Babrah is an NBA writer with EssentiallySports. He has been an NBA fan since 2016, and watching Curry shoot from distance inspired him to play basketball. Additionally, he loves analyzing and predicting games based on stats.

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