Many people believe Micheal Jordan is the NBA G.O.A.T, some people believe Lebron James is or Laker legend Kobe Bryant, may he rest in peace, or “oldheads” who are people young basketball athletes call old school ball players, think it is Magic, Kareem, and/or Larry Bird, in the future it could be Luka Doncic, Lamelo Ball, Trae Young, Zion Williamson or Cade Cunningham. When you think about accolades in the present not the future, taking every quality of an actual G.O.A.T per basketball YouTuber JxmyHighroller explaining why this Lebron finals win, will do nothing to his goat status, Lebron is the only NBA player to comeback from a 3-1 deficit to win an NBA finals series. A crazy stat he brings up is, that the entire Los Angeles Lakers have a better chance to make the NBA Finals (43.2%) than the Los Angeles Clippers have to win a NBA game (all time record: 1,659-2,383; thus giving a horrible percent of 41%).
He then explains how in the Finals Lebron is 1st in wins, 2nd in points, assists, and steals, 4th in rebounds and 1st in triple-doubles. In the Finals Lebron is 3-6 all-time, than you go over to Micheal Jordan who is 6-6 all-time, and Magic who is 3-5, Kobe who is 2-5, Larry Bird who is 2-3. If we are talking about a Laker finals win, Lebron will improve to 4-7 and is the heavy favorite for Finals MVP which would also put him at 4-4 for his whole career, putting up stats like 27.8 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, 8.5 assists per game, 8.5 blocks per game and has tripled his dynamic duo teammate Anthony Davis’s 4th Quarter points from 11 to Lebrons 34.
In my opinion, there really is no real G.O.A.T caliber player that stands out, until a player puts up 50, 20, 15 per game for 3 seasons in a row and sweeps every team in the playoffs for those same 3 seasons, and does those consistently than they will be a G.O.A.T, but that’s the thing that is what my NBA 2K20 MyCareer player can do, no NBA player will be able to do what Wilt, Kobe, Shaq, Bill Russell, Micheal Jordan, Lebron, Larry Bird, Magic and Kareem do, because they are hall of famers, they did there thing, there are valid points for all of these guys to be the “GOAT” but in my opinion there is no real GOAT, they all have their special qualities, if I wanted someone to start my team I would choose Micheal Jordan because of his all around game and his mentality, but I would take Lebron as well. It really depends on what facts and stats you have for this argument to depict who the real GOAT is