As LeBron James continues to achieve more and more in his historic NBA career, many fans are beginning to debate whether he has a case to surpass Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all time. The topic is extremely divisive among fans, and Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd has an interesting take on it.
Kidd himself had a storied career in the NBA, so he knows how impressive it was for James and Jordan to put together the careers they had.When asked about his thoughts on the issue, Kidd said he believes Jordan is still ahead of James, but when James calls it a career, he thinks LeBron will have it bygones Chicago Bulls legend.
“I think LeBron is going to be the greatest guy to do that.”
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For the most part, Jordan is still the greatest player of all time in the eyes of many, which is why Kidd’s perspective is so interesting. James is beating Jordan, but he may not ultimately have time to add another ring to his legacy, which is the main argument against him in this discussion. But Jason Kidd doesn’t think so.
The Los Angeles Lakers nearly made it back to the NBA Finals last season, so it’s not completely out of the question that they could make it back and win again. In the eyes of some fans, James may not even need another ring to surpass Jordan. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how James completes his already stellar legacy, as it could have a huge impact on this GOAT debate.