Makur Maker, brother of the NBA's Thon Maker and a five-star recruit, committed to Howard University, a historically Black university. HoopsHype is starting a series where we examine various historically elite player's cases to be considered the NBA's GOAT.

Jason Williams played in the NBA from 1998-2011 and got to see Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James. I don’t understand why millenials think MJ is GOAT when they haven’t had the emotional effect of Jordan to brush over his weaknesses. It's common that Michael … DeMarcus Cousins feels the LA Lakers' LeBron James should be the NBA MVP. The GOAT debate is an evergreen one suited for any occasion, yet it isn’t one NBA players find too hard to decide. 'I think he's the MVP' - DeMarcus Cousins on former LA Lakers teammate LeBron James. In a poll conducted by The Athletic of 117 current NBA players, Jordan is considered the greatest of all time, and it’s not even close.. Michael Jordan (73%); LeBron James (11.9%) Kobe Bryant (10.6%) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1.7%) Magic Johnson, Allen Iverson, Kevin Durant (1%) While many will assume Jordan’s status as GOAT is etched in stone, James isn’t finished. These Players Think LeBron Could Be The GOAT Editorial Staff 27 May 2015 0 comments .

Jordan is deemed the goat b/c people wanted him to be the GOAT. LeBron feels he's the GOAT after Cavs' 2016 title win. Photo: Keith Allison/Flickr/Creative Commons. Mentality First, we covered the legacy of one No. From a statistical point of view, LeBron James is a species apart in the history of the NBA. It is crazy to think that because he is just 31 years old with plenty of basketball left. LeBron is easily one of the greatest players of all time, However, how many ex-NBA players has said LeBron is the GOAT? Yet, it is clear that many still think Jordan is the GOAT of the sport, and it holds true to me for the most part. There is no one GOAT, only several GOATs in the NBA, and quality arguments can be made for many players: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and LeBron … 23, the original, Michael Jordan. LeBron James Would Be the GOAT Because He’s Scored More Career Points Than Michael Jordan.

I am a fan of both players, and while I do believe Jordan is the GOAT, I do think Lebron can claim that title from him before it’s all said and done. In the latest episode of "More Than An Athlete," LeBron James says his historic 2016 NBA Finals win made him the greatest player ever. The GOAT debate is an evergreen one suited for any occasion, yet it isn’t one NBA players find too hard to decide. One of the biggest recruits in the country made a move that some think could be a harbinger of things to come for the nation's top, Black basketball players. A few weeks ago, calling LeBron James the GOAT would have been considered blasphemy to Michael Jordan (the man most consider to be the GOAT) and a few other former players who are … Now's he's shared his opinion on who is the GOAT. He was most beloved player in NBA history so everyone wants to protect his legacy by forgetting his failures and flaws.