Ah…who hasn’t had a debate about who was the GOAT…Michael Jordan, LeBron James, someone else? And today, Scottie Pippen thinks LeBron James is ahead of Michael Jordan, at least in terms of statistics.
A debate about the best player of all time often gets people riled up. If most are on Jordan’s side, others are on LeBron James’ side, and still others on another side (Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar…). And at this time, many criteria are taken into account.
And Scottie Pippen places LeBron James ahead of Michael Jordan in terms of statistics. What’s pretty weird is that it’s MJ’s former teammate who says that. In this statement, the former lieutenant of his Highness does not mention in any way, the influence off the floor, the titles and everything else, but only the stats.
The numbers don’t lie. He’s close. He’ll probably never catch up in terms of ‘MVP’ but statistically speaking, LeBron is right there. And when you look at all the levels, not just scoring but his assists, rebounds…he’s probably ahead of Jordan.
Ah the numbers…everyone likes them when they suit us, but all people hate the numbers when they don’t suit us. In any case, it is very likely that LeBron James (29,601) is ahead of Michael Jordan (32,292) in scoring. And the King is ahead of the GOAT also in passing and rebounding.
Of course these are only stats, LeBron James has not finished his career, is not yet 33 years old. We will still make comparisons (although the times will have been different) at the end of the career of the Cavs’ winger, and this debate of who is the GOAT is causing many reactions.