NBA fans are anything but happy with ESPN and one of their last contests. The Twitter account of the platform recently started a new contest to decide the greatest college basketball player of all time. Plenty of huge names were included in their bracket, but there are only two now, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.
Bird vs MJ. Two legends.
Only one can be named college basketball's GOAT 🐐
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 30, 2020
The voting is ending in one hour and MJ is about to win the tournament, which hasn’t made fans happy. Most of them say that honor belongs to the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was eliminated by Shaquille O’Neal in prior rounds.
All that led to now, when Bird and MJ are head to head to win the contest. Michael is great, the greatest player of all time, but for fans, naming him the greatest college player ever is a little too far, more knowing the things Kareem did, as well as other stars like Magic Johnson.
Shoulda been Magic instead of MJ 🤦🏼♂️
— Ethan 🤕 (@yungsanda) March 30, 2020
Cause most people have no idea how good Bird was in college plus they don’t pay attention to what the bracket is for, they’ve been voting best overall player and not best college career hence Shaq beating Kareem
— EntiendoGrandes (@ErenYeagerShill) March 30, 2020
MJ was not even the best on his team in college this shit is laughable
— KING C$ (@Bing_Bean23) March 30, 2020
All better choices than these two.
— Cdog923 (@Cdog923) March 30, 2020
I’m so disappointed in how this turned out. Christian laettner tore up college basketball for Duke, and Peter Maravich did EVERYTHING for LSU
— Kevin Knox is Swole Now (@SwoleKevinKnox) March 30, 2020
In the NBA world, it’s hard to see fans actually agreeing on something, but it looks like this time people are convinced there were better candidates to take the honor. Well, that is what happens in a democracy. Some would say this or that deserves to win, but NBA Twitter picked Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, who is going to win the last matchup, as the best two college players in history.