The GOAT debate has been receiving a lot of footage in the last few weeks with a lot of NBA players weighing in on the debate and expressing their view about who they think is the greatest to have ever stepped onto the basketball court.
But the debate is not restricted to just the NBA fraternity, with Lil Wayne too deciding to have his say about who he thinks is the greatest of all time.
While the debate has largely been about Michael Jordan and LeBron James, Lil Wayne feels that there is a different suitor for the elite privilege of being the GOAT.
In the first episode of the ‘Bumbu Room’, whilst taking fan questions, Lil Wayne said that he considered Kobe Bryant to be the greatest of all time(and not Michael, with LeBron not even being in the discussion).
“These days they think the tough question is Jordan or LeBron. No. Jordan or Kobe is the tough question,” Lil Wayne said.
“Lord, forgive me. Jordan, forgive me. But it’s Kobe.” he added.
Lil Wayne Says Kobe Bryant Is Better Than Michael Jordan https://t.co/EWXPXgI3Oa
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 18, 2018
Lil Wayne settles Nicki Minaj vs. Rihanna and Kobe vs. MJ.
— Complex (@Complex) December 17, 2018
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Kobe Bryant has 5 NBA titles to his name, but very few regard him as the greatest of all time, as he did not quite have the overall game.
With LeBron’s resurgence in the last few years, he is considered as a way better player than the Mamba.
But for the average NBA romantic, MJ still holds all the cards when it comes to the ‘GOAT debate’, largely because of his 6-0 record in NBA finals and also because of the way he helped the NBA become a global brand.
LeBron’s career statistics could be comparable to MJ’s(or will be by the end of LeBron’s career), but his 3-6 record in the NBA finals tells fans that LeBron does not rise to the occasion during crunch situations.
LeBron though has immense respect for Jordan. He reflected on the first time he met MJ when he was 16 years old and how he was completely blown away by the aura and the charisma of the great man.
"…I feel like I got a good eye for not only talent…but the things that make the talent. The chemistry, what type of guy he is, his work ethic, his passion, the basketball IQ side of things. Because talent only goes so far." – LeBron Jameshttps://t.co/ziBUYMXOfb
— InnerZone (@TeamInnerZone) December 17, 2018
LeBron lauds MJ again: First time 'meeting God': As he sits just 460 points behind Michael Jordan on the NBA career scoring list, LeBron James reflected on his first session with the Bulls great, likening it to "meeting God for the first time." https://t.co/hzfXImxI4J pic.twitter.com/gDxjJ11Gxx
— Daily NBA Fantasy (@DailyNBAFantasy) December 15, 2018
It is heartening to see that that young LeBron is now being talked about in the same breath as MJ, and maybe, just maybe has a chance of overtaking him as the greatest of all time.
Who do you think is the greatest of all time?