Draymond Green is one of the most impactful NBA champions of his generation.
Because of that, he is uniquely qualified to speak on league lore and all-time rankings in a way few others can.
That is precisely what he ended up doing this week.
During a recent ‘Uninterrupted’ appearance, Green broke down in detail his top five all-time. In the process, he also settled the never ending Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James debate once and for all.
“My top 5 is LJ 1, MJ 2, Kobe 3, Steph 4, Shaq 5… By 2005, he was the best player in the NBA. In 2020, he was still the best player in the NBA.”
Draymond Green explains why LeBron is better than Michael Jordan 🤔
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“My top 5 is LJ 1, MJ 2, Kobe 3, Steph 4, Shaq 5,” Green argued.
“By 2005, LeBron was the best player in the NBA. In 2020, he was still the best player in the NBA. He was the best player in the NBA no matter what the game did.
“The game went from two slugs like slow big men to a stretch four big man, to like back to two big man to like no big man – and he’s been the best no matter what.”
It’s hard to argue with Green’s assessment.
This was no exception.
Green is just the latest.
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 4, 2022
There is no right answer here, just a lot of varying opinions.
How will the general public rank James’ career by the time he finally calls it quits? Will they too rank him above Jordan?
Time will tell.