Draymond Green chooses LeBron James over Michael Jordan: ‘MJ didn’t beat the greatest team of all time’

Everyone has an opinion on the two-man race for the title of greatest NBA player of all time. Older players and fans tend to gravitate toward Michael Jordan. Younger ones might gravitate toward LeBron James. There is no consistent answer, and while James is still playing, his resume is being written.

But one of the players who knows James best has chimed in on the Uninterrupted Throwing Bones debate. Draymond Green faced James four times in the finals and explained at length why he would prefer the current Los Angeles Lakers star to Jordan.

“Bron started in ’03. Up until 2005, Bron was the best player in the NBA. In 2020, he was still the best player in the NBA. He was the best player in the NBA no matter what the game did. The game went from two snails like two big men to liking a stretch four big man back to two big men to no big men and he was the best no matter what if you look at the teams the bron carried to championships or carried to finals. MJ hasn’t beaten the best team of all time, nor has he gone up against the best team ever put together every year. You look at the skills Bron has. There’s nobody who has ever played basketball like this can do what LeBron James does on a basketball court.

They all want to be like Mike, but what LeBron was able to do and how he can control a game to make it last that long. MJ retired. This shit is grueling. Bron went to the finals year after year and reached eight or nine in a row. MJ paused in the heat of this shit. Bron didn’t take a break, you know what he did? He went over and over again. And again. Therefore, for me, Bron is instead of MJ.

And on top of that, the talent is much better these days. And I’m sure one of the old f*cks will say, “You’ve gone insane,” blah blah blah. The talent is way better, just like the talent at Apple is way better than the talent that was working at Apple in 1991.”

There are a few important caveats worth noting here. First of all, the interview itself took place on a platform founded by James. Green is represented by the same agent as James in Rich Paul. And of course, saying that he beat the greatest player of all time three times in the finals doesn’t hurt Green’s legacy.

None of this undermines Green’s choice. Every point he made was perfectly valid. At this stage of the debate, the résumés are close enough that the choice of each will be subjective. There’s just no wrong answer, even if you think one comes closer to making the right choice.

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