Tim Grover reveals why he has Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan as his pick for the GOAT conversation over the likes of LeBron James.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan is considered to be the best basketball player in NBA history. Being one of the most celebrated athletes in the world, MJ is reckoned to be the basketball god by many enthusiasts. The impact and influence Mike has over his millions of fans, to this day, is commendable.
The Chicago Bulls superstar had an unparalleled competitive spirit and a crazy passion for winning. His dedication and love for the game are what set him apart from all of his competitors. Having an illustrious resume constructed over 15-years of his career, no one can deny Michael of the GOAT title.
Many fans and analysts have numerous heated arguments for the GOAT debate. We have noticed, on several occasions, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have been brought up in the famous GOAT debate. This is one of the most debatable topics in NBA history and doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon.
“Michael Jordan made sure his competitors never won during his time”: Tim Grover
Tim Grover, Jordan and Bryant’s personal trainer, has had a front-row seat to both the legends’ impeccable careers. However, Grover tips his hat towards His Airness as his GOAT pick. On a recent podcast appearance, Grover justified his pick:
“Being alongside this individual and being able to see things that nobody got a chance to see. The way he handled the media, the way he handled the adversity, leaving the game and coming back and winning three more in a row, never losing in an NBA final, never needing a Game 7. And, no matter how great his stats were during the regular season, they were even better during the playoffs.”
“And, during that era, no other star won a championship. They could not beat Michael Jordan and the Bulls, except the two years that he was away.”
“But while MJ was on the court Patrick (Ewing) didn’t win, Charles (Barkley) didn’t win, (John) Stockton didn’t win, Clyde (Drexler) didn’t win, Karl Malone didn’t win, and we can just keep going on and on. It was like, ‘No, this is my era, you are not going to win during this time.”
Tim isn’t wrong at all. During the 1990s, Air Jordan led his team to win two successful three-peats. He also led his team to finish the 1995-1996 season, with the then-best 72-10 record.
Clearly, Michael Jordan can let his accomplishments speak for himself. Looking at his impressive resume, we come to know why there can’t be any other player quite like Mike.