When it comes to the debate between LeBron James and Micheal Jordan, everyone has a strong opinion about the real GOAT. Charles Barkley is the latest NBA legend to voice his opinion on this hot topic.
Barkley was again asked to compare Jordan and James during a recent appearance on HBO. Back in the record with Bob Costas. He said LeBron is “amazing” and praised him for his work both on the court and in the community, but he doesn’t think his accomplishments measure up to Jordan’s.
“The reason I put Michael above those other guys is that LeBron has stacked his teams, let’s face it,” Barkley said. “What Giannis (Antetokounmpo) and Dirk Nowitzki and guys like that have done, go through the grind and lose, what Michael did, that’s what sports separate. … That’s the difference, in my opinion. “
While Barkley makes some important points, LeBron deserves credit for molding himself into this generation’s GOAT. Returning from a 3-1 hole against the Golden State Warriors 73-9 will be the best comeback of the NBA Finals. Nobody wins a championship alone, and even Jordan had the help of the Hall of Fame.