“The Last Dance” on ESPN has everyone asking the same question from barbershop talk to heated conversations between me and my granny: Who’s the greatest NBA player of all time?
LeBron James or Michael Jordan?
The conversation has been split all over the sports media, and although it has recently been overwhelmingly lopsided in Jordan’s favor, there have been some ardent advocates in the James camp. Kendrick Perkins, Clyde Drexler, Isaiah Thomas to name a few. Well you can add one person to the debate, who’s opinion should be highly regarded.
Jason “White Chocolate” Williams fueled the fire on Thursday evening with a long instagram post in support of James being regarded as the best player of all time over Jordan despite the disparity in championship rings. Williams commented that his choice came down to three players: James, Jordan, and the late Kobe Bryant.
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THE G.O.A.T!!! 🐐👀 Ima start off by saying right off the bat that I got nothing but love and respect for everyone in this discussion! Anyone who knows me knows I always paid my respects to my OGs!! 🙏🏼 But I get asked all the time who the GOAT is to me when it comes down to MJ, Kobe, and LeBron! Ima let y’all know right now that in my humble opinion… KING JAMES IS THE 🐐🐐🐐!!! Before I get into let me make it clear: there was never a badder human being to step foot on a basketball court than Michael Jordan!!! His intensity and competitive fire and six rings speaks for itself!! Baddest dude to ever lace em up PERIOD!!!!! 🔥 As for Kobe, the dude was for real a genius, a savant, he studied and dissected the game like a surgeon and then worked harder than everybody else!! The blood sweat and tears were SACRED to Bean, he just wanted it more than anybody else!!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼 But when it comes to Bron, all I gotta say is that if we’re talking PURELY BASKETBALL… he’s the GOAT!! Bro could lead the league in 5 statistical categories if he wanted to and MJ just couldn’t have done that!! Bron got the perfect body/IQ/raw ability for the game of basketball and that’s just a fact! UNSTOPPABLE!! If you’re building a basketball player, you’re going to build Lebron‘s body/mind/skillset every time over anyone else who’s ever played the game!!! 👀💪🏼 Everyone gonna talk about who has the most rings and I understand that the game is about winning but to me: LBJ is the best basketball player of all time!!!! Also, how about this: Lebron’s shoes are WAY more comfortable to hoop in than Air Jordan’s and that’s just a fact!! 😂🙌🏼 You won’t catch me hooping without my Lebron 17s and that’s all I got left to say on the matter!!! 🏀 What y’all think??! Who’s your GOAT?! Convince me in the comments, I’ll be reading!!! 👀🧐 [Shout out to @tripp for the dope artwork!!! 💯🔥] #GOAT #kingjames
However, as Williams detailed, ultimately James was chosen because his ’unique combination of physical build, basketball IQ and raw skill gives him the ability to lead the league in all five major statistical categories “if he wanted.”
James has got to be itching to get back on the court and resume play with the NBA, as he is averaging 25.7 points per game and a career high 10.6 assists per game in his age 35 season, and is a heavy title favorite should the season resume.