FILE - Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) is defended by Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
FILE - Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) is defended by Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Michhael Jordan is the GOAT, but that could change, says Magic Johnson

By Sports Reporter Time of article published May 23, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – Los Angeles Lakers and NBA legend Magic Johnson has thrown his hat into the Michael Jordan vs LeBron James debate.

Johnson, who won five NBA titles with the Lakers in the 80s is perhaps the most qualified individual to his his opinion on the matter, which has dominated basketball conversations for years.

Despite Jordan winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls, there are many who believe three-times champion is a superior player, but Johnson disagrees with that notion.

“Well firstly let’s not take anything away from LeBron James because LeBron James is a great basketball player, one of the all-time greatest that’s ever played the game,” Johnson said on ESPN's SportsCenter.

“LeBron James to me, when you think about the all-round basketball player, he’s probably the best of all time all-round basketball player.

“But when you want to say who’s the greatest ever, it’s still Michael Jordan. Now, LeBron James’ chapter is not closed yet, right, he still has some basketball to play. So maybe he has a chance to catch him later on if he can get some more championships under his belt,” Johnson said.

“But at the end of the day they’re both great and they played the game the right way, they made their team-mates better and they won championshops. And thank God LeBron, because right now that’s what we’re watching/ We’re watching LeBron James. This is his time, this is his era, and he’s dominating this era.”

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