Michael Jordan and LeBron James are two of the biggest names in the history of world sports. The undisputed messiahs of their generation, the NBA fandom of the past and present is divided in two about who is the ‘Greatest of All Time’ (G.O.A.T). Former NFL star Shannon Sharpe states his choice, but in the most bizarre way- beings an actual goat to reveal his G.O.A.T!
The basketball world has split opinions when electing between Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
For the majority of the last generation of NBA lovers and even some from the current, the six-time NBA champion and Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer ‘MJ’ is on top of everyone else.
On the other hand, the answer is the Los Angeles Lakers stalwart ‘King James’, who just clinched his fourth NBA championship last Sunday night.
Nonetheless, former American football icon and three-time Super Bowl champion Shannon Sharpe pulls of the craziest method to reveal his answer, and brings in an actual goat on live TV!
In the latest show of Undisputed, Sharpe brought a goat on stage, with the animal donning the no. 23 jersey of the Lakers forward, as he picks LeBron to be his greatest ever.
On the other hand, co-host Skip Bayless chose Jordan and jokingly said that the goat’s name was ‘Michael’.
Lil' Bron aka GOAT/Goat James aka Spanky shakes hands and takes treats from Shannon 🤣@ShannonSharpe: "That's a real GOAT Skip Bayless!"@RealSkipBayless: "This goat's real name is Michael." 🤣 pic.twitter.com/TKTuS2hxnz
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) October 12, 2020
Y’all can figure it out: LeBron responds to the GOAT dilemma
The NBA fandom may be divided on their opinion but for LeBron James, he chooses not to compare between himself and his idol Michael, who in fact inspired him to take up the iconic number of 23.
“That’s not for me to question or wonder or debate,” LeBron said yesterday on ESPN. “For me personally, I have a way that I play the game. I have a way that I lead. I have a way that I challenge my guys and myself…we call it barbershop talk”
“You guys know how much I love Michael Jordan. I wear No. 23 because of Michael Jordan. When I first got my first pair of Jordans, you couldn’t tell me nothin’. So, y’all can do the debates. Y’all can figure that out,” the 35-year-old added.
"You guys know how much I love Michael Jordan. I wear No. 23 because of Michael Jordan…Y’all can do the debates. Ya’ll can figure that out."
– LeBron James on the GOAT debate
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— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) October 12, 2020