Carmelo Anthony Picks Michael Jordan Over LeBron James in GOAT Debate

The NBA G.O.A.T. debate rages on from barbershops to social media.

Lebron James or Michael Jordan?

Carmelo Anthony isn’t a fan of the debate.

“I don’t like it. And I say that because whenever we do that, we fail to appreciate what we have in front of us,” Anthony told CBS Sports. “Any time these comparisons are made, whether it’s anybody — old school versus new school — it’s like, why can’t we just appreciate everybody for what they bring to the game?”

However, despite his disdain for the argument, the Portland Trailblazers forward did concede that Jordan is the greatest.

“You know, M.J. is the GOAT. He’s the greatest ever. We all know that and we all agree to that. Why can’t we say that, but also give LeBron his flowers while he’s here too? Why can’t we say, ‘M.J. was very great, LeBron is very great, Kobe is very great.’ We’re not allowed to say those things today, because it’s always thisĀ orĀ that, and that’s just our society — you have to choose one.”

It should be noted that while ‘Melo is a friend of LeBron James, the NBA veteran is a longtime pitchman for the Jordan brand, signing his original shoe deal his rookie year.

Also, maybe ‘Melo is salty that ‘Bron didn’t publicly campaign for the Lakers to sign him?

Just food for thought.