The Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T) debate always has some fuel to it. Whenever a debate about the greatest player to have played in NBA rises, two names- Michael Jordan and LeBron James– are always around.
The duo’s achievements reflect as to why they are always in the G.O.A.T debate.
Michael Jordan took the NBA by storm between 1984 and 2003. He is, to date, one of the most famous names in basketball. He is a six-time NBA Champion and was the finals MVP on all six occasions.
LeBron, meanwhile, is currently in his 17th year in the NBA. He has been the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) on four occasions and is often acclaimed as one of the greatest players.
Talking about comparisons with him, Jordan admitted that Hames is one of the best players in the world but because he plays in a different era, the comparisons might not be as valid.
“We play in different eras,” Jordan said in a press conference in Paris. “He’s one of the best players in the world. It’s a natural tendency to compare eras to eras. … I think he’s made his mark. He will continue to do so.”
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Michael Jordan, speaking at a press conference in Paris, on LeBron James/MJ comparisons: “We play in different eras. He’s one of the best players in the world. It’s a natural tendency to compare eras to eras… I think he’s made his mark. He will continue to do so.”
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LeBron James still going good at 35
At 35, LeBron is managing to lead the team from the front. He was traded to Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 and was joined by Anthony Davis in 2019. The duo has made the team look like real title contenders this season with James leading the league in assists.