Who’s the greatest basketball player of all time: Michael Jordan or LeBron James? 


Aren Monk

Michael Jordan won six championships for the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s.

Kamden Hurren, Reporter

 On Feb. 7, 38-year-old basketball player LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s “unbreakable” record for all-time career points. This started a heated debate between basketball fans on who is the greatest basketball player of all time. 

  Older fans of the NBA that are on Michael Jordan’s side of being the greatest of all time, but with James’ amazing performance in his NBA career, one can no longer deny the fact that James could become the greatest of the NBA. 

Many believe that Jordan is an amazing player because when he played, players and his opponents feared facing him and gave Jordan the nickname the “Black Cat.” Jordan was a dominant scorer who could take over a game any given night and had an alter ego were he could get mad and take things “personaly” and use that as motivation to go out and beat his opponents.  

Another argument for Jordan is that he won six championships and went undefeated. Compared to Jordan, James who has won four times and appeared in the championship ten times. This has given fans the idea the James is a “choker” in the playoffs and wouldn’t be good enough to win if he played in Jordan’s era. 

“James would not survive in Jordan’s era” said sophomore Nate Williams. “They were to physical back then for him and he would get injured to easily.”  

On the other hand, people that believe James is the G.O.A.T. because he has had such a dominant career and, since he joined the league, he has shown signs of how good he can truly become. 

This debate will continue for years, but with James still being in the NBA, fans still believe he can prove more and add to his resume. This is an argument that can last a lifetime since no one believes that there could be another player that will be as dominant as these two amazing athletes.