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Jalen Rose Explains Why Winning A 4th Ring Will Not Make LeBron James The GOAT Over Jordan: 'Michael Jordan Had Two Separate Three-Peats! How Many Three-Peats Has LeBron James Had?'

Jalen Rose Explains Why Winning A 4th Ring Will Not Make LeBron James The GOAT Over Jordan: 'Michael Jordan Had Two Separate Three-Peats! How Many Three-Peats Has LeBron James Had?'

Jalen Rose has always made it clear that LeBron James is far from being the GOAT and overtake the place that belongs to the Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. MJ had a terrific career, earning the title of greatest of all time and even though LeBron has been marvelous on his right, he hasn't reached that level to challenge Jordan's status in the league.

On Wednesday's edition of ESPN's Get Up!, Rose explained why Bron winning a fourth ring with the Los Angeles Lakers this season won't make him surpass Michael Jordan as the GOAT. Rose explained that the way MJ won his six rings (which are already more than four) will not be matched by LeBron and that is a huge reason to not think about him as the greatest player of all time.

“I am gonna say he still got a few hurdles to jump over and that’s how this game works… He [Michael Jordan] had two separate three-peats! How many three-peats has LeBron James had? … Bill Russell has 11 championships in 13 seasons! I can’t dismiss that!

“While LeBron James deserves for his era and everybody wants their era to be the best… When Michael Jordan lost it was to the showtime Lakers, it was to Larry Legend and the Boston Celtics, it was to the bad-boys Pistons… Other than that when Michael Jordan was in uniform, his team won the championship. And he won the finals MVP, that’s elite level basketball and achievement.

“The bottom line is – Both of these players are so very amazing and have achieved so much, that’s why it’s a Mount Rushmore. Because sometimes you just can’t pick one… But Michael Jordan in my opinion has clearly distinguished himself as the all-time GOAT.”

If you take a look at it, Rose is right. LeBron will go down as the best player of his generation and at least a top 5 of all time, but to place him above Michael Jordan is something not many people are willing to do. Jordan was magic, he was a bad dude who tried to destroy his opponents whenever he stepped foot on the court and he did so every time he went to the Finals. MJ was just different and it will take a lot of years to see a player who can take his place as the GOAT.