As the NBA tentatively prepares to relaunch next month, LeBron James has been at the forefront of the players, pushing for the league to resume in Orlando. In an ESPN report however, some league executives weighed in on why King James may be so adamant in finishing out the season, while other players may not share the sentiment. Michael Jordan reminded all of us of his greatness during the showing of his docuseries “The Last Dance”, and unceremoniously rooted himself as the unassailable G.O.A.T. in most folk’s eyes. The argument that James once had has the greatest of all time has been significantly marginalized as a result of the documentary.
“He definitely makes up ground, but is anyone going to say he’s better? No, not yet,” a Western Conference executive told ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “He’s going to have to get to five at least.”
Like I said, most executives shared this sentiment, but there were a few exceptions. One executive said that he already puts LeBron ahead of Jordan, but another title or two would all but bury the debate.
“LeBron is going to make sure those games [in Orlando] are played, because he knows they could have a huge impact on his legacy,” an Eastern Conference executive said. “He knows picking up one or two more titles is the potential tipping point, and he’s determined to go for it.”
Before the pause of the season, James and the Lakers had the best record in the West, and all the momentum after soundly beating the contending Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks the last weekend before the NBA pause.