LeBron James has spent the first portion of the 2019-20 season proving that he is still the best player in the NBA.
According to former NBA big man David West, James should also be considered better than the player than many consider the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan.
West appeared on a recent episode of “Speak For Yourself” to assert that James has done everything necessary to be considered the best NBA player ever.
David West –
“No disrespect to Mike. LeBron’s different from everybody. To a man basketball wise on the floor. We’ve never seen anybody. . BETTER”
— LeBron Factory (@LeBronFactory) November 21, 2019
“I’m not disrespecting Mike,” West said. “He’s different than everybody. When you’re talking about moments, LeBron hasn’t been like great in those big, big moments. But to a man, basketball wise on the floor, we’ve never seen anybody better.
“I’m not disrespecting Mike. I’m not disrespecting Mike. Mike is great, was great, but I just think what LeBron has been able to do, the level that he’s able to compete it at. It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen.”
This argument has gone on for over a decade already, and the argument will likely continue for many years to come.
Right now, those who assert that Jordan is still the G.O.A.T. point to his six rings compared to James’ three.
It would be interesting to see if people’s opinions were to change if James were able to win another championship this season.