In sports, we always question who the GOAT is (Greatest of All Time) especially in the NBA it has come down to two players Michael Jordan vs LeBron James. I’m personally on the side that LeBron is the greatest of all time.
LeBron has been dominating basketball since high school, being the most talked about high school athlete ever, even being on the cover of sports illustrated. Coming out of St. Vincent-St Mary in Cleveland Ohio, LeBron being the phenom he was, the NBA allowed LeBron to be drafted straight out of high school as an 18 year old.
Cleveland Cavaliers holding the 1st overall pick, had the privilege of selecting LeBron and thus changing their franchise forever. Being a native of Cleveland, it was perfect, the hometown kid saving the franchise and honestly the city.
Well 4 years later LeBron led the Cavs to the finals against the San Antonio Spurs, even though he lost, he was only 22 years old at the time going up against an experienced team that has won before, being the only star on his team LeBron did all he could, and it wasn’t enough.
He gave the city hope though that this man would be able to give the city a championship. Well, it wouldn’t happen yet as come 2010, LeBron left Cleveland and headed to south beach and joined the Miami Heat with best friend’s Dwayne Wade & Chris Bosh.
Played for the Miami Heat for 4 years, making the finals all 4 years he was with them. Winning back to back titles, the “King” finally had his ring which he won defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder & San Antonio Spurs the team that beat him during his first trip to the finals, LeBron had his revenge.
LeBron had his titles, he was in the conversation as the GOAT, he was the best player on the planet and still is, LeBron had just one thing left to do keep his promise to the city of Cleveland bring them a championship… Well, LeBron headed back home he returned to the Cavs for the 2014–2015 season.
Leading his team all the way to the finals, losing to the Golden State Warriors. 1 year later the promise would come true. In the 2016 season, he would lead his team to the greatest comeback in the history of the NBA, being the only team to come from behind trailing 3 games to 1 and it was against the greatest team ever, a 73-win Golden State Warrior team. And thus, the GOAT debate was over. From this moment on LeBron has and will be the GREATEST BASKETBALL PLAYER TO EVER PLAY.
Not even to mention the person LeBron is, arguably the biggest star of his generation, under the spotlight since he was JR in high school, he has not had one scandal, controversy, he’s done so much humanitarian work. Built a school for underprivileged kids, donated millions of dollars to charity.
Who do you think the GOAT (Greatest of all time) is?
LeBron James Resume:
3 NBA Title
3 NBA Finals MVP
Rookie of the year (2004)
4 MVP titles
14x All Star
3x NBA All Star Game MVP
5x NBA All Defensive First Team
NBA Scoring champ
2x Sports illustrated Sportsperson of the Year
USA Basketball player of the year
2x AP Athlete of the Year
11,457–22,722 in shots made shooting .504%
Michael Jordan Resume:
Games played: 1,161
6 NBA Title
6 NBA Finals MVP
Rookie of the year (1985)
5 MVP titles
14x All Star
3x NBA all-star game MVP
NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988)
9x NBA all Defensive First team
10x NBA scoring champ
3x NBA Steal Leader
Sports illustrated Sportsperson of the year
2x USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year
12,192–24,537 in shots made shooting .445
Games played: 1,072