Victor Wembanyama Settles MJ vs LeBron Debate Once And For All

Victor Wembanyama Settles MJ vs LeBron Debate Once And For All

Victor Wembanyama is the hottest young NBA prospect the league has seen since LeBron James.

Ironically, he is about to enter the league just as James is likely preparing to make his curtain call.

With James’ career winding down, debates have intensified regarding his all-time place in hoops lore and whether he can be considered the greatest of all time (GOAT) ahead of Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan.

Recently, Wembanyama sat down for an interview where he was asked about MJ vs LeBron and who was truly superior. The 19-year-old gave a thoughtful response in French, which was subsequently translated into English.

“For me, for a long time, I kept thinking that the best basketball player was LeBron,” Wembanyama said.

“But in the end, when I tell myself that the goal is to win, it makes an extra argument for MJ.”

Wembanyama is not the first person to weigh in on this topic, obviously.

Rich Paul has done it. Damian Lillard has done it. Allen Iverson has done it. Heck, even former United States President Donald Trump has done it.

It is one of those conversations that there will never have a “right” answer because the debate in itself is so subjective.

From a statistical standpoint, it is hard to compete with what James has been able to accomplish. And he isn’t done yet.

If winning championships in a difficult era is the name of the game, though – then obviously Jordan takes the cake.

Wembanyama’s thought process makes total sense.

After the French youngster gets drafted, it will be interesting to see what sort of impact he has on the league.

Who knows? Maybe one day the debate will turn into who the GOAT is between MJ, LeBron and Wembanyama.

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Carlos Garcia

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