Everyone has their own opinion about the two-man race to be the greatest NBA player of all time. Older players and fans lean towards Michael Jordan. Younger ones may lean towards LeBron James. There is no single answer, and while James is still playing, his resume is still being written.
But one of the players who knows James best took part in the debate about Throwing Dice Uninterrupted. Draymond Green faced James four times in the Finals, and he detailed why he would have chosen the current Los Angeles Lakers star over Jordan.
“Bron started in 2003. By 2005, Bron was the best player in the NBA. In 2020, he was still the best player in the NBA. He was the best player in the NBA no matter what happened in the game. two slugs like two big men to please, four big men, back to two big men, to no big man, and he was the best no matter what When you look at the teams Bron took to championships or reached final. MJ didn’t beat the greatest team to ever meet, nor did he face the greatest team to ever meet every year. You look at the set of skills that Bron has. There is no one who has ever played basketball who can do what LeBron James does on the basketball court.
You all want to be like Mike, but what is LeBron capable of and how can he control the game, for example, to do it for so long. MU has retired. This shit is debilitating. Going into the finals year after year, Bron reached eight or nine in a row. MJ took a break right in the heat of this shit. Bron didn’t take a break, you know what he did? He walked again and again and again and again. And again. So for me, that’s why Bron is more important to me than MJ.
And on top of that, the talent is much better nowadays. And I’m sure some of the old bastards will say, “You’re crazy,” blah blah blah. The talent is much better, just like the talent at Apple is much better than the talent that worked at Apple in 1991.”
There are a few important caveats worth mentioning here. First, the interview itself took place on a platform that James founded. Green is represented by the same agent as James in The Rich Field. And, of course, it doesn’t hurt Greene’s legacy to say that he beat the greatest player of all time three times in the final.
None of this detracts from Green’s choice. Every comment he made was absolutely correct. At this stage of the debate, the summaries are close enough that any choice will be subjective. There is simply no wrong answer, even if you think it is closer to the correct answer.