Michael Jordan’s Daughter, Who Couldn’t Understand Why Her Father Was Great, Broke Silence on GOAT Debate with Bold Comments on Kobe Bryant and LeBron James

Published 08/15/2022, 10:00 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 10: The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant looks to shoot past the Cavaliers’ LeBron James during their 120-108 loss to Cleveland at Staples Center Thursday night. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: lakers.0311.kjs — Photo by KEVIN SULLIVAN / Orange County Register — 3/10/16 The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Cleveland Cavaliers Staples Center Thursday night. 3/10/16 (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

Michael Jordan’s daughter, Jasmine Jordan, revealed her honest opinion on the GOAT debate and addressed comparisons of her father with the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. In fact, the 29-year-old stressed the importance of including the legendary Kobe Bryant in the GOAT discussion.

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After the release of the Netflix docuseries, The Last Dance capturing Michael Jordan’s stint with the Chicago Bulls, Jordan’s kids Marcus, Jeffrey, and Jasmine appeared on the Breakfast Club for an interview. Eventually, the conversation inevitably veered towards the GOAT discussion.

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Michael Jordan’s daughter stresses the importance of Kobe Bryant in GOAT debate

Over the years, the GOAT discussion has involved many great masters of the game. However, a significant majority of NBA fans have shortlisted two candidates in the last decade for consideration of the crown of basketball. Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

As it turns out, the two legendary players have bifurcated the NBA fanbase in deciding the greatest player of all time. However, a significant section of fans still believe that the discussion should include Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant.

As it turns out, Michael Jordan’s daughter, Jasmine, falls into the latter faction of fans. In other words, she ardently believes that Kobe should receive consideration in the GOAT debate. The five-time NBA champion’s accomplishments are too sizeable for her to ignore despite her bias towards her father.

Y’all can’t forget Kobe, like, come on now,” she said in the interview. “You can’t just go straight from my pops to LeBron and just ignore that man.”

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Jasmine’s sentiment received support from the entire crew of the Breakfast Club. As a matter of fact, both Charlamagne tha God and DJ Envy put Kobe in front of LeBron in the GOAT debate.

Jasmine Jordan on her father’s greatness

Incidentally, Jasmine Jordan once admitted that she was unaware of her father’s true identity for a long time. In fact, she had to google him to find out about his prowess on the basketball court. However, she has no such reservations about her father’s career in the present day.

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As a matter of fact, she inevitably considers him the greatest hooper of all time. However, she still advocates for the Mamba’s place in the GOAT debate with her father and LeBron James.

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Satagni Sikder

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Satagni Sikder is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and has been following the NBA since 2017. Moreover, he supports the Dallas Mavericks, and unsurprisingly, Luka Doncic is his favorite player.

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