Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain -- who is the true GOAT?
The conversation will never truly end, but "The Last Dance" documentary has helped MJ's case significantly. For the first time, we are being given an inside perspective into his dominance and run through the 90s and it has become all the rage.
Charles Barkley recently responded with his take on the GOAT conversation and, unsurprisingly, picked Mike as the one who held the crown. First, he described the almost supernatural feeling people get from just being in the same room with him.
“I‘ve been around a lot of movie stars. Around a lot of great athletes. Jordan and Woods are the only two guys I’ve ever been around where people lose their minds when they see them or be in a room with them. I can always say that it was an honor and a privilege to play against Michael.”
“When you’re around Michael and Tiger, they’re a different animal. You realize when someones crazy and special,” he claimed.
He then went on to describe what made Jordan so good on the basketball floor.
“It was difficult because if you lose to him you’re never gonna hear the end of it. There’s no person in my life that I’ve ever met, that I wanted to beat more in basketball. Because when you lose to him, you’ve got to hear about it every day for the rest of your life.”
“I think that’s what made him the G.O.A.T. He takes everything so personally.”
Jordan was fearless on the court. His killer attitude and instinct are revered by other stars on the court and was only surpassed by his actual basketball skills. Barkley, and others, clearly hold that in very high esteem.