Lebron or MJ: Who is the real GOAT?

Michael Jordan at Boston Garden

Steve Lipsofy

Michael Jordan at Boston Garden

Dan Del Bene, Staff Writer

The untimely debate brewed again about who is the real greatest of all time. While the basketball world is at a standstill, Michael Jordan released a documentary called “The Last Dance” explaining all of the parts that went into winning his sixth title and completing the second three-peat. Two new episodes release every Sunday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.

This series reminded everyone of MJ, and it got the GOAT debate firing again.

A good portion of people my age believe Lebron has passed MJ in the GOAT conversation, while people who were able to watch Michael Jordan believe otherwise.

In my opinion, I think Michael Jordan will always be the GOAT because of some of the insane achievements throughout his career that will never be matched.

Comparing both MJ’s and Lebron’s careers is very impressive especially since Lebron is still currently playing in the NBA.

First and foremost, Michael Jordan is 6/6 in winning NBA finals as Lebron has won 3/7 of the finals he has been a part of.

Lebron in the last few years passed MJ on the all-time scoring list even though Lebron has played in many more seasons.

Both players have extremely accomplished careers and multiple memorable moments. The greatest moment of Lebron’s career was when he helped the Cavaliers be the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals.

Michael Jordan’s greatest moment of his career was his game-winning and series-winning jump shot from the free-throw line with time expiring to beat the Utah Jazz and to complete the second three-peat of his career.

What I really believe separates the greatness of MJ and Lebron is the win-at-all-costs mentality MJ had. For example, anytime MJ was asked about a previous championship or win, he always focused on winning another one. Winning consumed him and pushed him for greatness.

The “Last Dance” was created several years ago and had been sitting in a vault in New Jersey. MJ had the rights to release it whenever he would please to. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne explained, “After Lebron led the Cavaliers back from a 3-1 lead and beat arguably the greatest team of all-time, his legacy grew stronger. Shortly after MJ released the documentary to the world.”

MJ had to remind everyone that he still is and always will be the real GOAT.

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