VIDEO // Michael Jordan Reveals Why He Would Never Refer to Himself as the GOAT
Will the real GOAT please stand up?
One of the most heated debates in all of sports is who is the GOAT, or the greatest of all time. The debate is strong in each sport, but in the NBA it never seems to go away.
Michael Jordan vs LeBron James is the debate that rages on through the years and became even more of a topic of debate when James proclaimed himself as the GOAT.
The true GOAT Michael Jordan, who doesn’t need to declare himself as the greatest, doesn’t actually like the title or the debate. Jordan feels that the title disrespects players like Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West, both of whom he never got the chance to compete against.
Jordan’s approach to this debate is the best way to look at it. In every era of basketball, rules change and so does the level of competition, so it’s not easy to make such comparisons.
Michael Jordan explains why he would never call himself the GOAT.
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The greatest player of all time debate is really a matter of opinion, but Jordan’s approach, unlike LeBron’s, is much more subtle because he has six rings, double that of LeBron’s three.
When you truly are the greatest, you don’t have to talk about it and flaunt it — other people do that for you.
This article first appeared on 12up.