Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios makes his case in the basketball GOAT debate, stating LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan.
A favorite barbershop conversation of who is the basketball GOAT. LeBron James and Micheal Jordan have been pitted against each other for years. A never-ending topic with no consensus.
The above debate was once again ignited, this time, by tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios. The Aussie called King James the GOAT and added by saying that it was not even a debate.
Never has a sports personality been so vocal about his preference as Kyrgios. The 2019 Washington Open winner has caused a stir on social media with his recent bold statement.
The LeBron James vs Michael Jordan GOAT debate has participants over all age groups. While some give the Bulls legend an edge concerning his 6 championship rings, others have the kid from Akron as their choice due to his individual accolades, such as all-time leading scorers and assists.
However, it is impossible to conclude as the 2 superstars player in completely different eras. Nevertheless, this would never stop the pundits and analysts from drawing an umpteen no of statistics to make their individual case stronger.
“LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan and its not even a debate”: Nick Kyrgios
The Australian player has no qualms in declaring King James as the GOAT. However, the internet didn’t spare a moment to troll the tennis player for his ignorance towards MJ.
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Here are some of the reactions,
No one cares about his opinion+Tennis isn’t a sport+LeBron ran from Jordan
— Official(0-0)And(0-0) (@Officialj0nn) July 29, 2021
Debate over pic.twitter.com/pTp1QaJgPh
— Kevin Durant’s Burner ➐ (@KDTreeey5) July 29, 2021
He plays tennis
He doesn’t watch basketball
— ™ ➐ (@ThaddyDaddySZN) July 29, 2021
While some supported his argument,
How does one really know. MJ had a super team around him for all those championships. The first 7 years MJ won nothing because the team sucked. Once Pippen arrived MJ won. Michael won no championships without Scotty Pippen. Put LeBron on that 90’s Bulls team & he would have 10.
— Eddie G. (@FastEddie577) July 29, 2021
jordan is the greatest in his generation, lebron’s the greatest in his.. no need to compare.. just enjoy the greatness..
— Alvin Perez (@AlVinicius2378) July 29, 2021
He’s got the “not a debate” bit right but the LeBron and MJ parts are round the wrong way
— SydneyFCman (@SydneyFCman) July 29, 2021