For years now, there has been an on-going debate over who is the greatest basketball player of all time. Names like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James have been mentioned multiple times in conversations like these. However, no one has been really able to pin it down to one player.
According to recent reports, LeBron has come forward to say that he is the greatest of all time. He reportedly thinks so because of the 2016 NBA Finals, which were won by his Cleveland Cavaliers. After falling into a three-games-to-one series hole against the mighty Golden State Warriors, LeBron was able to win two consecutive games for the Cavaliers.
He was later voted the Finals MVP and he delivered on his promise of bringing a championship to his hometown Cavaliers. This was their first title in franchise history. At this moment, LeBron knew that he was deserving of the GOAT title. During an episode of ESPN’s More Than An Athlete, LeBron shared:
“That one right there made me the greatest player of all time. That’s what I felt I was super, super ecstatic to win one for Cleveland because of the 52-year drought. … The first wave of emotion was when everyone saw me crying, like, that was all for 52 years of everything in sports that’s gone on in Cleveland. And then after I stopped, I was like — that one right there made you the greatest player of all time. Everybody was just talking — how [the Warriors] were the greatest team of all time, like it was the greatest team ever assembled. And for us to come back, you know, the way we came back in that fashion, I was like, ‘You did, you did something special.’ That’s probably one of the only times in my career I felt like, oh, s—, like you did something special. I haven’t had, really had time, to really, like, sit back and think, but that … that was a moment.”
We totally agree with LeBron on this one!