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Chris Bosh Once Claimed That Someone Would Have To Play 18 Or More Years Of Prime Basketball To Replace LeBron James As The GOAT

Chris Bosh Once Claimed That Someone Would Have To Play 18 Or More Years Of Prime Basketball To Replace LeBron James As The GOAT

At the age of 37, many NBA players generally are fringe bench players or are retired from the league, but not LeBron James. Still one of the top five players in the league, ever since his debut in the league, Bron has maintained a consistent level of performance and has proved that age is just a number.

Although his team had one of the worst performances last season, James showed his incredible prowess in the game as he averaged more than 30 points and almost became the scoring champion in the league. Ever since he made his debut, LBJ has constantly been compared to Michael Jordan. Given how LeBron's career has panned out, he has become a constant in the GOAT debate alongside Jordan. 


Chris Bosh Reveals What It Would Take For Someone To Replace LeBron James As The GOAT

While fans and players alike have often debated about who the GOAT is, former teammate and friend Chris Bosh considers James the GOAT. Given the insane longevity and the several number of records LBJ has broken, it is safe to see why.

Bosh, in an interview recently, was asked who could replace LeBron. The forward had a cheeky reply to this ordeal.

"To replace LeBron as the GOAT, someone will have to play 18+ years of prime basketball"

The Hall of Famer certainly raises a fair point. Rarely has the NBA seen longevity like LeBron James. While players like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have played till their 40s, Kareem fell off once past his prime and resorted to a lesser role in his team.

Meanwhile, LeBron has continued to be a force to be reckoned with and has managed to put up outrageous numbers for his age. Still able to impact the match at will, LBJ is the face of the league. He very well may even become the All-Time Leading scorer surpassing the record of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar very soon.

This level of consistency is certainly unmatched. If someone really wants to break LeBron's records and become the next GOAT debate candidate, they will have to play multiple seasons and 18 seasons sounds like the minimum for the same. Is LeBron James the GOAT of the NBA?