A lot has been said about Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant regarding the GOAT debate. James and Jordan are often the two players disputing the honor, and his Airness has spoken about it.
In fragments of an interview that could or not be included in Jordan’s upcoming documentary, the six-time NBA champion explained he can’t accept the role of the GOAT, as there are several factors to consider before deciding that.
“I never can accept that role. There's a lot of guys that influenced my game, if I didn't see them there's no way my game would've evolved,” Jordan said.
Then, we see a young MJ back in 1993 explaining what makes it so hard to pick one player as the real goat.
“I'm not here campaigning for best player in the world or history, I'm not saying that, because everybody plays differently in different eras.”
If you ask anybody, they would tell you that’s exactly what a GOAT would say. MJ demonstrated with his game, his accolades and the way he acted in crunch time that he’s the best to ever do it and nobody will ever surpass him.
There were Kobe, there are LeBrons right now, but there is nobody better than Michael Jordan and that’s a fact.