Who is The G.O.A.T. in Basketball? You Decide.

Who is The G.O.A.T. in Basketball?  You Decide.

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When the words G.O.A.T and basketball appear in the same sentence, there are 2 names which comes to mind, Michael Jordan and LeBron James?  Michael Jordan ruled the 90s with his aggressive gameplay, and LeBron James is currently taking the game by storm. These 2 are definitely the best NBA Players of all time.

Is it Air Jordan, or the King? Frankly, this debate of who is the G.O.A.T of Basketball is not settling anytime soon. Fans have their reasons to call MJ the greatest of all time in Basketball, and stats are showing LBJ is equally great so, who to believe? 

Today, we'll compare some important stats to see if we can determine who is the greatest basketball player of all time.


Reasons why Michael Jordan could be the greatest of all time in Basketball

History hasn't seen anyone as great as Michael Jordan (also known as Air Jordan because of his gameplay). Michael Jordan has 18 major accolades to his name, including 6 Finals MVPs, 6 NBA championships, 5 MVPs, and 1 Defensive Player of the Year Award. If we add his 10 scoring titles to the list, MJ stands at a whopping 28 accolades; enough to make him the greatest basketball player. Jordan has 30.1 points per game average, the most in NBA history. Fans call this 84-85 rookie player his “Airness” because of his unmatchable success. All these figures leave very little doubt about who is the G.O.A.T of Basketball, but let's not assume so soon. 


Reasons why LeBron James could be the greatest of all time in Basketball

Here comes the King, LeBron James. LBJ is an all-rounder player, all ready to settle ‘who is the G.O.A.T of basketball’ dispute. Although LeBron James' ring wins are lower than Michael Jordan's, his brilliant assists, blocks, and rebounds set him apart from everyone else. James was Cavaliers’ captain during NBA Finals 2007; he later joined Miami Heat in 2010, leaving his fan base in Cleveland sad. According to James, he joined Miami Heat because of the team’s winnability.

LBJ's shooting precision gives him an edge and makes him a good candidate for the greatest basketball player of all time and remember, LeBron is still playing and is positioned to supersede MJ stats in the future. LeBron is a better passer and rebounder than Michael Jordan; hence, he could be the greatest of all time in Basketball. 


Final Words 

Michael Jordan has retired with some unbreakable records under his credit, and LeBron James is still rocking the fields with his powerplays. LBJ’s unmatchable rebounds and blocks have secured his place in the top-most tier of basketball players. Whether you’re a die-hard MJ fan or you live for LBJ’s shots, you’re golden either way; both of these players are ultimate kings of the game. So, who do you think is the G.O.A.T of Basketball?