Unfortunately, no matter what LeBron James achieves in his career, he will always be compared with another player’s accolades, despite both of them playing very different positions and thrived in separate eras. It is none other than Chicago Bulls‘ legend Michael Jordan, and then the endless GOAT debate begins.
As LeBron grabbed his fourth championship last season, it made NBA fans re-evaluate who deserves to be called the GOAT. Many believe that Jordan played in the league at a time when there wasn’t as much competition as LeBron has now. Even if that’s true, there are certain statistics that prove Bron better than Jordan in certain aspects.
However, people who engage in this GOAT debate usually focus only on one thing. This is what the player’s record been in the NBA Finals. And when that happens, Jordan comes on top. He has gone 6-0 in the Finals, while LBJ’s record has been 4-6.
But if we take a look at scoring, rebounds, and passing, LeBron outshines Jordan with ease. Can anybody imagine someone doubting LeBron being a Hall of Famer? Well, there was a time that this had happened and a veteran player shows respect to Bron for surpassing those expectations.
An old interview of LeBron from his time at High school has resurfaced in which he was asked, “How does it feel to know that if you’re not eventually a Hall of Famer caliber player, it’s not good enough to be good or an All-Star. If you’re not eventually a first rank Hall of Famer, a lot of people will say you were a bust or over-hyped”.
James’ response was inspiring. He stated, “I don’t look at it as looking into the future. I always go by… I take every moment at a time because you’re not promised tomorrow.”
“And that’s what my mom brought me up on,” revealed LeBron. “I will say that I just try to get better every day at what I do.”
Looking at this, Jamal Crawford couldn’t help but show his regard to the King. He tweeted, “And he surpassed expectations that were out of this world YEARS AGO. Alll respect due!!”
Even at 35, Bron seems to be in the prime of his career and is still leading teams to championships. With the way he is playing, it doesn’t look like he is going to stop anytime soon either. Hall of Famer or not, he will be the greatest of all time.
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