The NBA GOAT argument is a never-ending debate. However, now the debate has been presented a binary one, between LeBron James and Michael Jordan. Many have given their opinions on who’s better among Jordan and LeBron. But if you feel tired of listening to these debates or even talking about it, just think of a retired NBA player.
Several NBA pundits and former NBA stars have pitched in and given their verdicts on their preference for the best ever. However, it’s a timeless topic, and there will always be a division on this topic.
NBA legend Oscar Robertson also had his say on this debate in an interview for Marca. Big O clearly was in Micheal Jordan corner.
« This debate should have been over long ago. For many, too many reasons, MJ23 is the undisputed GOAT. »
« Indeed, LeBron does not deserve to be mentioned at this level. I’m not saying I don’t recognize that it’s good, but never at Jordan’s level. »
« Lebron has been more of a media phenomenon more through marketing, media or social media than his true influence on the NBA. I’ve said it and after so many numbers and analysis, I don’t see any reason to consider him that on the level of another star (like many we’ve generally seen »
« That’s what we’ll see when he retires. Many will see the difference. James will be easily forgotten and replaced by another figure. His media presence has only reaffirmed and immortalized Michael Jordan. »
« When another Jordan is born, I’ll go and say it myself. «
Source : marca.com