The debate between LeBron James and Michael Jordan being the greatest of all time only gets hotter each passing day. It is fair enough to say that LeBron has made a significant mark in the league to be considered arguably the best to have ever done it. The 4-time MVP has been on a high point in his career this season proving to many that he is worthy of the title.
This year it is almost as if the King had re-entered his prime years as he averages 29.8 points with 8.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists on 52.2% shooting. LeBron recently passed Karl Malone for the second spot on the all-time scoring list.
Over the course of his 19-year career, one could say LeBron has had moments better than MJ himself, such as the 3-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors only to bounce back while carrying the team into a title victory. And also being the only player to average a career record triple-double.
Chris Broussard does not believe LeBron James is at the GOAT level
“I really am dripping with objectivity. It really is who I am and I cannot objectively say LeBron is better than Michael Jordan. These total stats, total numbers, compiled stats, accumulated stats, you know that’s not how we judge the greatest player.” Right off the bat, Chris Broussard on the First Things First, started off by saying that LeBron James‘ individual numbers do not matter in the case of being called the greatest of all time.
Broussard continued to explain by highlighting how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has the most points in NBA history and ranks third in all-time rebounds but still is not called the GOAT over Jordan. He mentioned John Stockton having twice as much the assists Magic Johnson has but Magic is still considered the greatest point guard of all time. According to the analyst, “We judge greatness more, when we are talking about GOATS, what was you peak. We value your peak over your longevity.”
Chris Broussard compares primes of LeBron James and Michael Jordan
As a way to explain his statement, the NBA analyst started to compare statistics of both players during their prime. During Jordan’s first 13 seasons, he had achieved two more titles and MVPs, 10 scoring titles, and more defensive team selection than LeBron had achieved from year one to 17. Fellow analyst Nick Wright had laughing disagreed with Broussard calling his take “disingenuous.”
Many fans had also come to LeBron’s defense calling Broussard’s take invalid. Here are a couple of comments on a retweet from the analyst himself.