Reggie Miller refuses to take a controversial route on the LeBron James vs Michael Jordan GOAT debate, preferring to go with MJ.
For several years now, NBA’s fans and its players have been comparing players from all-time to term them the GOAT. The LeBron-Jordan debate in particular has been one of the most edgy ones ever. One legend with two three-peats and the other icon with a solid cemented legacy built over 18 years.
Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller is one of the NBA greats to give his take to settle the ongoing debate. Miller, who played a lot of basketball against MJ, stated how both the two superstars can very rightfully claim the title of GOAT. He explained:
“I think in the eyes of many I don’t know if there’s anything LeBron can do to pass Jordan because I think people are always going to be set in their ways because what Mike achieved was phenomenal.”
“It’s hard to compare eras and rules and players. But both can lay claim to the GOAT. They really can.”
‘I play LeBron James in his rookie year and knew he’d be great’: Reggie Miller on the Lakers legend
Reggie Miller and Michael Jordan had their fair share of duels against each other, in their career. Obviously, playing during Jordan’s prime, Miller has openly said how he was an MJ fan.
Miller did play King James towards the end of his career. Reggie stated how he knew LBJ was going to be great. The Hall-Of-Famer stated:
“You’re going to have your hardcore Jordan fans and I’m one of them. Cause I played against that black cat (Jordan). I faced him. I only faced LeBron his rookie year and already then I knew I could tell he was going to be great.”
Just like Reggie, there are many around the globe who believe that there is no comparison between the two and the both are GOATs. But, there are also some diehard fans who believe only one of the two is the best player to ever step on the court.
Love them or hate them, you can’t take away what they have done for the league. Both have been tremendous and have had a great impact on the league. We can just feel lucky to have these two generational players have set their mark on the league forever.