When it comes to the LeBron James vs. Micheal Jordan debate, everyone has their strong opinion on the real GOAT. Charles Barkley is the latest former NBA legend to express his opinion on this hot topic.
Barkley was again asked to compare Jordan and James during a recent appearance on HBO’s Back on the Record with Bob Costas. He said LeBron is “amazing” and praised him for his work both on the court and in the community, but he does not feel his accomplishments will ever quite stack up to Jordan’s.
“The reason I put Michael up there above those other guys — LeBron has stacked his teams, let’s be realistic,” Barkley said. “What Giannis (Antetokounmpo) and Dirk Nowitzki and guys like that have done, to go through the grind and to lose, which Michael did, that’s what separates sports. … That’s the difference, in my opinion.”
While Barkley makes some great points, LeBron deserves credit for molding himself into this generation’s GOAT. Coming back from a 3-1 hole against the 73-9 Golden State Warriors will go down as the greatest NBA Finals comeback ever. Nobody wins a championship alone, and even Jordan had Hall Of Fame help.