We’re talking about two immensely talented players and we can go back and forth on who’s better, depending on whether you’re a fan of the 90s or of today. A subreddit dedicated to NBA news and discussion. Larry Nance Jr: Oh gosh I hate this question. Ready or not, NBA training camps are set to open once again Teams across the league are starting the 2020-21 season on Tuesday with media sessions and individual workouts. Eddie Johnson: I can imagine a legion of haters throwing things at their TV watching @KingJames showcasing his GOAT Status! The trademark filings list apparel, technology and a content website as potential ventures, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Tim Reynolds: NBA history tonight: Two women – Natalie Sago and Jenna Schroeder – on the officiating crew tonight in Orlando. When you get somebody so well-rounded, rebounding, scoring, passing, dribbling, a good teammate. According to his former teammate Chris Bosh on Twitter, that debate holds absolutely no importance to LeBron James: Marreese Speights: I'm not taking nothing away from LeBron. Just nine went to perimeter players of any stripe. “When you got Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, two of the greatest players who ever lived, I think you should start with those two. In other words, Jordan was so good that he was the best player even though the league at that time was set up for bigs to be the best players. A lot of players that had that “killer mentality” aren’t that type of person to do it,” he added, Because you can’t compare a lion and a tiger. Clyde “The Glide” Drexler was a household name during his storied career with the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets, and he thinks other players deserve to be in the “GOAT” conversation. In a conversation with Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo on the Bill Simmons Podcast, Lakers veteran Jared Dudley recalled the time he and LeBron watched “The Last Dance” together. I think Magic [Johnson] and [Larry] Bird were the best in their era. "If you ask 20 years from now, I'm pretty sure LeBron James may beat me", Hakeem Olajuwon: Jordan far superior player than LeBron, That’s not taking away anything from LeBron because he is a great player, but it is not a fair comparison because Jordan is a far superior player.” Hakeem Olajuwon, via CNBC, I think Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar], who doesn’t get any love, I’ve always thought Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the greatest basketball player to ever walk the earth because of what he did from the time he was 15 until the time he was 40. I know you’d say the same. Tim Reynolds (born 15 December 1957) is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist known as both a solo artist and as a lead guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band.AllMusic critic MacKenzie Wilson has called Reynolds "an under-rated master". Isaiah Todd is, I think, under the radar. Clyde Drexler? For now, Kareem is the best that’s ever done it. But we’ve never had a player that’s come in and dominate it in so many statistical categories across the board. TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer. The NBA playoffs are expected to end on July 22 at the latest, while the Olympics are expected to start on July 23. “When I was talking the GOAT for me means highschool, college, pro dominance, longevity, all of that. Sellouts obviously aren’t happening this year. Because I was such a kid back in the day when Jordan was around, I looked up to him. By Tim Reynolds gettysburgtimes.com — The NBA is urging teams to make increased commitments toward providing mental health resources to players and staff, releasing updated guidelines Wednesday to reflect the challenge of playing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. I’ve never seen a guy so hellbent on every single thing that he did, from the moment that he woke up in the morning. Wesley Matthews on playing with LeBron James: "It's LeBron. I think it's something else there. The coronavirus-sniffing dog idea has been put into place at airports in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Helsinki, Finland, in recent months. Isiah Thomas on LeBron James: "When it's all said and done, Even after LeBron James claimed his fourth NBA Championship, not everyone is sold on his status as the NBA’s GOAT. He really wants to have everybody included. Golden State Warriors forward/center Draymond Green was asked about that power James has when Green appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” to discuss the “More Than A Vote” initiative. Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem joins Now or Never to discuss the possibility of the NBA returning in July and shares his thoughts on The Last Dance, declaring. “He’s the GOAT because, not only on the basketball side, but social issues: He’s been involved in every social issue that we look at.”, You will be surprised, but I didn’t watch the documentary. It's a shame how some just skip over him like he isn't on the mount Rushmore. Former Houston Rockets star Hakeem told CNBC that it’s always been Jordan for him, and apparently, his opinion won’t change when it comes to this debate on who is the most superior player he ever faced. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at AmericanAirlines Arena to screen fans who want to attend their games. His longevity is impressive. But Number 2? Honestly, it’s probably true in the history of the game. If you take away physical gifts, LeBron is better than MJ. Who do you think is the greatest NBA player of all time? @KingJames is the goat. And the second-best was … John Stockton? Can't acknowledge any list Magic isn't top 5 ever... Wade Baldwin IV: I know I know the dramatics I’m going to hear!! Not in Game 6, if that happens; Heat would be in black for that game. You know again, I had gone out to dinner with him, I had seen him socially… I never knew that he felt THAT way about me. Most points before turning 36, NBA history 1. “Researchers are finding that specially trained dogs can detect COVID on humans quickly and accurately,” Jafarian said. http://twitter.com/TheNBACentral/status/1293626361412825090, http://twitter.com/JarjourSami/status/1290857206905106432. The Heat have sold out 451 consecutive games, the sixth-longest streak in NBA history. Larry Nance Jr: For me it was just, he is the ultimate leader. Mike Penberthy: I don’t know if it’s possible to compare eras. That’s what it was. Kobe, too: ‘Let’s just enjoy each other’s greatness,’ he said. “It was more just a level of basketball that I’m not sure had ever been reached before.”, Number 2, I’m always going to say it’s Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant responds to LeBron James being called the greatest player of all time "That’s crazy. Metta World Peace sure has a way with words. “I don’t think it would be fair to give a comparison on them,” Stackhouse, who only played seven games with James in 2010, told HoopsHype. As a player, the NBA calls the game differently from a referee standpoint and the gameplay is played differently in all the eras. I knowwwwwww. So you know, in terms of being a complete basketball player in terms of passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding… no one has done what he’s done statistically in EVERY single category. “LeBron James is the GOAT now,” NBA legend said. The competitive part of MJ’s game was off the charts. Instead, Maxwell has put his name behind Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James in the GOAT debate. By TIM REYNOLDS. Both guys are phenomenal,” Austin said, Scott Williams, Larry Hughes, Jerry Stackhouse and Brendan Haywood. Tom Westerholm: Lol @John Karalis prefaces a question to Thompson with “You’ve obviously played with one the greatest players ever.”. I think he'd average 60. “Please note that seating will be very limited, as we will be observing proper physical distancing,” the team said in its letter to season ticket holders. For me the greatest player is LeBron. We’ve had players dominate certain areas, but we’ve never seen a player that truly does it all. Kobe didn’t do it. During a recent appearance on ESPN, Johnson had some high praise for James, as he said that the Lakers forward was probably the best "all-around" player of all time. Dogs have a superior sense of smell, which is why they’re often used by law enforcement to find everything from drugs to bombs to missing people. I appreciate what LeBron’s doing and bringing to the game, he’s unbelievable. Associated Press. “So you wouldn’t have to pay me anything. It’s been talked about and written about. In a conversation with The Ringer's Logan Murdock, Kerr explained why this player stands above all the rest. KingFut Q: After ‘The Last Dance’ documentary, people are having a lot of debates on who is the real GOAT. Jeremy Lin: Soooo where does Lebron rank now all-time?? "And then you've got guys like Dr. J [Julius Erving], Larry Bird, George Gervin, Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West. That’s true for this season: That’s why he should be MVP. We all competed. "He still has some basketball to play, so maybe he has a chance to catch [Jordan] later on if he can get some more championships under his belt. The Heat will keep attendance under 2,000 for now, or less than 10% of the arena’s typical capacity. http://twitter.com/TheNBACentral/status/1316204428865789953, https://www.instagram.com/p/CGSoY27Dj9C/?igshid=1c8dwjm7b6imz, http://twitter.com/TerrenceRoss/status/1315651049487818755. They’re both cats but they are not the same.”. Ben Golliver: Lakers coach Frank Vogel on LeBron James as No. Arguably the best player to ever play this game. He added, “Of course he ascended right to the top just like everybody thought he would. He (James) is one-of-one, we will never see another him, we will never see another him, we will never see another Jordan, we will never see another Kareem. "Because LeBron James is a great basketball player, one of the all-time greatest that's ever played the game. Paul Pierce recently made waves when he left LeBron James out of his list of the Top 5 greatest players in NBA history. 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