The debate about who is better between Michael Jordan and LeBron James is a hard one.
Each player brings their own set of strengths and weaknesses to the table.
Making things even more difficult is the fact that everyone who generally weighs in on this debate is biased in some way or form.
This week during an appearance on Club Shay Shay with Shannon Sharpe, NBA legend Allen Iverson settled the debate on who is truly better once and for all.
“[Jordan] was the best to me,” Iverson said. “I don’t put LeBron in the conversation because I love him so much as a person and as a basketball player. Me and Michael Jordan don’t have the personal relationship like me and LeBron. But those three–LeBron, Mike and Kobe–I’ve never seen nothing better. I’ve never seen a player better than those three.”
Over the years many athletes have weighed in on the Jordan vs James debate. Floyd Mayweather has done it. Shawn Kemp has done it. In fact, even non-athletes like former President Donald Trump have done it.
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Even though some have argued that James can never surpass Jordan, others like Shaquille O’Neal have charted a clear path to that end result. That latter group believes it’s a matter of when, not if.
For the time being, however, it seems like most folks are in agreement – James is great, but Jordan is the only GOAT.