Who is the NBA’s G.O.A.T.?
It is a debate that has transpired over the last several years centered around Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and seemingly has no end in sight as fans of each player refuse to let someone dub the other as the greatest of all time.
Well, Jordan himself has finally weighed in on the debate, but gave a very political answer.
“We play in different eras,” Jordan said Friday when asked at a press conference in Paris. “He’s an unbelievable player. He’s one of the best players in the world, if not the best player in the world. I know it’s a natural tendency to compare eras to eras and it’s going to continue to happen. I’m a fan of his, I love watching him play. As you can see, our league is starting to expand on very talented players. I think it is what it is. It’s just a stand-up measurement. I take it with a grain of salt. He’s a heck of a basketball player without a doubt.”
Jordan does raise a legitimate point. There is nuance in the argument between the two players because the game is different now than it was 20-30 years ago when Jordan played.
Of course, Jordan’s response is still left open to interpretation. Some may argue that he would fare even better in today’s game.
Meanwhile, James’ career is still far from over. The 35-year-old still has time to collect more accolades and championships to add to his resume.
While Jordan gave a diplomatic answer, it seems like the debate will still carry on for quite some time.