LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan is the GOAT debate. The majority of players from the Jordan era believe that Michael Jordan is the greatest player to have ever lived. According to John Salley, LeBron’s style is more like Magic Johnson’s than Jordan’s. The captain of the LA Lakers is close to shattering the record. If he stays healthy, he will surpass Michael Jordan as the all-time leading scorer before the season is up.
Former NBA player John Salley thinks LeBron’s game is more Magic Johnson’s than Michael Jordan’s, even though the GOAT debate is between James and Jordan. However, Salley disagrees that LBJ had the same “killer element” as Jordan and Johnson. Salley said the James-Jordan relationship is outdated in a recent interview with Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson on Bovada.
Despite his early retirement following an HIV diagnosis, Johnson is still considered by most to be the best player in NBA history.
Despite Johnson’s efforts to recover, he has changed. James has had an illustrious career.
Despite being a player who prefers to overtake shots, the LA Lakers captain is well on his way to breaking the record. Most Jordan-era players consider MJ the best player ever. According to Salley, the players who came after MJ were all inferior to him because they took a cue from his playing style. James will most likely overtake the all-time leader this season. He will overtake Michael Jordan as the all-time top scorer before the end of the season if he stays healthy and plays at the same level as last year.
However, fans will be more interested in the Lakers’ performance.
LeBron James’ teams are always considered the reigning champions. Despite involving Russell Westbrook to strengthen the team, the Lakers suffered through a bad 2021-22. The Lakers’ record of 33-49 wins and losses prevented them from reaching the playoffs. Many don’t think the Lakers are better, despite their efforts to recruit younger players to help them compete. They are not considered favorites in the West. Anthony Davis’ health next season is crucial for the team. With the big man at the helm, they love their prospects. Watching LeBron James and the Lakers play this season will be interesting. The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors will compete on opening night.