Toni Kukoc believes that LeBron James and his former teammate Michael Jordan really can’t be compared against each other
The debate between who’s the goat between these two, is at this point, a tale as old as time. You could ask 10 different NBA fans this same question. And chances are, there wouldn’t really be a consensus. What it’s really come down to is a majority vote, and even that can get incredibly troublesome.
Countless current and former players have been posed this very question, and the answers couldn’t have been more scattered. So recently, the NBA community turned to Toni Kukoc for an answer. But, what they got instead was perhaps just a bit more confusing than what they expected.
Let’s get into it.
Toni Kukoc believes that Michael Jordan is more comparable to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi than LeBron James
As many know by now, Toni Kukoc was a key part of His Airness’ Bulls team back in their championship days. So, given that he had spent a lot of his career playing with Jordan, many expected him to back the Chicago legend in this debate. Instead, they got something completely different.
Take a look at the tweet below.
LeBron James, Michael Jordan comparisons are difficult to make because MJ & LBJ didn’t play in the same era MJ’s Bulls teammate Toni Kukoc shared during our @zennioptical EYECONS Q&A.
“Never played against each other.
“Michael brought world basketball to another level.” pic.twitter.com/jWaNRbuqiP
— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson 📍 (@ScoopB) July 19, 2021
It’s a peculiar answer, to say the least. But, if you really think about it, there is some logic there.
What Kukoc means here is that, during his time in the NBA, Michael Jordan took the game to the next level, something people like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Tiger Woods have done in their respective sports. And frankly, we do agree with him to a certain extent.
However, we doubt that the NBA community will ever be satisfied with such a diplomatic answer. And as it always has, the goat debate is likely bound to rage on, forever.