There has been plenty of debate regarding who the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.) is in the NBA. A number of current and former Los Angeles Lakers are often mentioned in the conversation, such as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
However, it seems that Lakers owner Jeanie Buss believes that someone else deserves the distinction. Buss feels that Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan is the greatest NBA player ever.
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In the G.O.A.T. discussion, there will be no definitive answer, especially considering that it is difficult to compare players from different eras.
The late Bryant, who modeled his game after Jordan, is a worthy candidate. After playing for the Lakers for 20 seasons, he finished his career with averages of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. Fans remember him not just for his production on the court, but also because of his dedication to the game and will to win.
Current Lakers star James also deserves consideration because of his all-around dominance and longevity. The 37-year-old just played in his 19th season in the league and recorded 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per contest.
If James were to sustain his production and help L.A. win at least one more title, that would give him a boost in the discussion.
However, it seems like Buss’ choice is clear.