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Lebron the GOAT

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There are debates going on about who is the best player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) history. Many people have argued about Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and of course Michael Jordan. Some people disagree about this because they believe it’s not true, but many argue that it is.

I believe it is time to say that James  has surpassed Jordan as the best player ever. Yes, James has not had as many great moments as Jordandid, which makes people say this  is why he is not better than Jordan, but that can also be argued. After, being down from a 3-1 lead against the 73-9 Warriors team in the 2015-2016 season, which was the best record team of all time, James led the Cavaliers to beat them. No other team has ever come back from a 3-1 lead in the finals, and he managed to do it against the best team of all time. Also, in the game 7 of the NBA finals, with less than 2 minutes left, Andre Iguodala from the Warriors had a wide open layup on the fast break to take the lead, but James came out of nowhere for the chase down block. Many people consider this his most memorable moment so far, but he is  has not hit many clutch shots throughout his career that people do not give him credit for.

 

There are many reasons to this. Jordan is well known for his great moments in the playoffs and even during the season. He is also known as the greatest scorer ever as he averaged for 30.1 points per game throughout his career. James  still have a couple of years left in him and it seems to not be declining yet at the age of 33. At his current rate, he will pass Jordan and be number one in all-time scoring if he doesn’t get injured, of course.

James is also the greatest all around player of all time. You rarely hear  people averaging 28 plus points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists per game and more than 1 steal and 1 block per game, and doing it at a very efficient rate. It  was just this season at the age of 33. Throughout his career, he has been averaging 27.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, and 8.8 apg while shooting 54.9 percent from the field.

Just to add to James’ resume, he was a 13x all-star, 3x NBA champ, 6x all defensive team, 2x all star mvp, 4x mvp, 2007-2008 scoring leader, 13x all star, 2003-2004 rookie of the year and all rookie team, and lastly 3x finals mvp.

The reason people don’t consider him the best player ever is because a lot of people have hate towards him and how he left his home team a couple of years ago to join the Miami Heat, after promising them a championship. If people were just able to forget about that and just appreciate his greatness,then they would be able to realize how great of a player he actually his. He still has many years left in him, and as if  now he is considered the greatest, let’s just see if he can put his position down ever deeper into history.

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Lebron the GOAT