In the ultimate battle who do you take, Michael Jordan or LeBron James? Michael Jordan has been the gold standard by which every player after him is measured, and LeBron James is most qualified to take the crown from MJ as the G.O.A.T. Jordan has the undefeated Finals record, 6-0, LeBron more Finals appearances. Jordan, the 10-time scoring champion, LeBron led the league in scoring once. Jordan was the more consistent scorer in the playoffs, only scoring under 20 points six times. LeBron has been held to under 20 points eight times in the Finals alone. Defensively, Jordan has a Defensive Player of the Year award, and been named to the All-Defensive team nine times. LeBron has never won Defensive Player of the Year, and has made All-Defensive Team six times. Jordan is the more clutch player when you need a bucket, the same cannot be said about LeBron. Ultimately, LeBron's career will go down as one of the greatest in NBA history, perhaps one of the top-3 players in league history. But, Michael Jordan will always be the benchmark by which players are measured, and no one will take that crown.
Is LeBron James the G.O.A.T.?
Ever since LeBron James was a top high school Basketball recruit, he has been compared to the best to ever play. As his career continues to unfold we ask, where does LeBron James rank amongst the greatest to ever pick up a basketball? Is LeBron James the 'G.O.A.T.'?