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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Jason Williams calls LeBron James ‘the GOAT’ over Michael Jordan

Jason Williams

Jason Williams played in the NBA from 1998-2011 and got to see Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James. He respects the games of all three legends and sees strengths in what all of them accomplished. But when it comes to the best overall player, the point guard formerly known as “White Chocolate” thinks that LeBron is the best.

Williams wrote a message on Instagram Thursday explaining his position, and says it comes down to James being the best all-around player.

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THE G.O.A.T!!! Ima start off by saying right off the bat that I got nothing but love and respect for everyone in this discussion! Anyone who knows me knows I always paid my respects to my OGs!! But I get asked all the time who the GOAT is to me when it comes down to MJ, Kobe, and LeBron! Ima let y’all know right now that in my humble opinion… KING JAMES IS THE !!! Before I get into let me make it clear: there was never a badder human being to step foot on a basketball court than Michael Jordan!!! His intensity and competitive fire and six rings speaks for itself!! Baddest dude to ever lace em up PERIOD!!!!! As for Kobe, the dude was for real a genius, a savant, he studied and dissected the game like a surgeon and then worked harder than everybody else!! The blood sweat and tears were SACRED to Bean, he just wanted it more than anybody else!!! But when it comes to Bron, all I gotta say is that if we’re talking PURELY BASKETBALL… he’s the GOAT!! Bro could lead the league in 5 statistical categories if he wanted to and MJ just couldn’t have done that!! Bron got the perfect body/IQ/raw ability for the game of basketball and that’s just a fact! UNSTOPPABLE!! If you’re building a basketball player, you’re going to build Lebron‘s body/mind/skillset every time over anyone else who’s ever played the game!!! Everyone gonna talk about who has the most rings and I understand that the game is about winning but to me: LBJ is the best basketball player of all time!!!! Also, how about this: Lebron’s shoes are WAY more comfortable to hoop in than Air Jordan’s and that’s just a fact!! You won’t catch me hooping without my Lebron 17s and that’s all I got left to say on the matter!!! What y’all think??! Who’s your GOAT?! Convince me in the comments, I’ll be reading!!!  [Shout out to @tripp for the dope artwork!!! ] #GOAT #kingjames

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“THE G.O.A.T!!! Ima start off by saying right off the bat that I got nothing but love and respect for everyone in this discussion! Anyone who knows me knows I always paid my respects to my OGs!! But I get asked all the time who the GOAT is to me when it comes down to MJ, Kobe, and LeBron! Ima let y’all know right now that in my humble opinion… KING JAMES IS THE !!! Before I get into let me make it clear: there was never a badder human being to step foot on a basketball court than Michael Jordan!!! His intensity and competitive fire and six rings speaks for itself!! Baddest dude to ever lace em up PERIOD!!!!! As for Kobe, the dude was for real a genius, a savant, he studied and dissected the game like a surgeon and then worked harder than everybody else!! The blood sweat and tears were SACRED to Bean, he just wanted it more than anybody else!!! But when it comes to Bron, all I gotta say is that if we’re talking PURELY BASKETBALL… he’s the GOAT!! Bro could lead the league in 5 statistical categories if he wanted to and MJ just couldn’t have done that!! Bron got the perfect body/IQ/raw ability for the game of basketball and that’s just a fact! UNSTOPPABLE!! If you’re building a basketball player, you’re going to build Lebron‘s body/mind/skillset every time over anyone else who’s ever played the game!!! Everyone gonna talk about who has the most rings and I understand that the game is about winning but to me: LBJ is the best basketball player of all time!!!! Also, how about this: Lebron’s shoes are WAY more comfortable to hoop in than Air Jordan’s and that’s just a fact!! You won’t catch me hooping without my Lebron 17s and that’s all I got left to say on the matter!!! What y’all think??! Who’s your GOAT?! Convince me in the comments, I’ll be reading!!!”

Williams began his career with Sacramento, moved to Memphis, and then spent time in Miami and Orlando. His stint with the Heat did not overlap with LeBron’s, but that doesn’t change his opinion.

The truth is you could make an argument in favor of any of those three great players depending on what your criteria is for determining “greatest.” Williams pretty much nailed each player’s strengths. And while his analysis of James is spot-on, most people equate greatness with winning, which is why they have Jordan as the best. Reasserting Jordan’s place in the GOAT argument actually was probably a big reason why “The Last Dance” was made.

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