Michael Jordan best to ever play

Raazhel Watkins

It has come to my attention that people nowadays think that it is acceptable and respectful to confidentially say that Lebron James is better than Michael Jordan. These people really have the nerve to say that this man Lebron James is the G.O.A.T of basketball, aka the greatest of all time. It is a real life smh when I hear this. This is blasphemy! Now I am not trying to disrespect “The King James” or downplay his greatness at all but calling him the greatest basketball player of all time is a stretch.

            Michael Jordan is well known as the greatest basketball player of all time and that fact doesn’t need any backing to support it. This man played during the toughest era of basketball of all time, and still made everything he did look easy, smooth, and buttery. His game was so graceful and elegant to watch while being the fiercest and most feared player on the court every single game. His post fades, fakes, and reverse layups were a sight to see and he made them all look so effortlessly, while many others couldn’t even attempt to do what he did on a regular basis. The real G.O.A.T Michael Jordan is 6-0 in the NBA Finals. He has never lost a Finals, flawless, untouched, unmarked! A real King. He has done this and he never had to join other teams with other superstars in order to win a ring (something Lebron has done and continues to do). This man Michael Jordan won 3 championships in a row, retired from the league to play professional baseball, came back to the NBA to then win 3 more championships in a row. If that doesn’t show how he is the best basketball player of all time I don’t know what is. In addition, I would bet all my money that he would have went on to win more championships while remaining undefeated if it weren’t for Jerry Krause who broke up the bulls, in which Jordan made the greatest team ever.

            When the going goes tough, a person’s true colors show. And when I tell you Jordan showed out, I mean he SHOWED OUT! Jordan is the definition of clutch, whenever his team needed him the most, he was there. On the other hand, for Lebron that is not the case. For example, in the 2013 NBA Finals, Lebron and the Heat were down 3-2 in the series. Guess who saved the day? Not Lebron! With closing seconds in game 6, Ray Allen hits a clutch 3 to save the Heat from a Finals defeat. Another example is in the 2016 NBA Finals where who hit the go ahead game winning shot? Yet again not Lebron, it was Kyrie Irving. Lebron James’s NBA Finals record is 3-5, meaning he has won 3 championships and lost 5 of them. Now what G.O.A.T has a negative Finals!? Not Michael Jordan who is 6-0. A real G.O.A.T!

            To be completely honest, Lebron isn’t even better than Kobe Bryant who is 5-2 in the Finals. I believe the debate should be between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. In my own experience, I have witnessed and observed that people who actually play and study the game of basketball say Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T.