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LeBron James Names The Moment He Became The GOAT

LeBron James celebrating with a teammate.

SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is introduced before their game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on November 10, 2018 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The NBA GOAT debate is a never-ending one among basketball fans. But Lakers forward LeBron James has gone on record that he can stake a claim as the greatest to ever do it. Specifically after he led the Cavs from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to beat the 73-9 Warriors.

"At that moment, I was like I'm the greatest basketball player people have ever seen in all facets," James said to TNT via The Athletic.

"Like I can play them one through five, I can guard one through five, just like literally something that has never been done in the history of the sport. ... I just felt like ain't nobody better than me at this," LeBron continued. "I felt like JAY-Z when he made 'The Blueprint.'" James' comments reiterated what he said to Maverick Carter and crew in a 2018 episode of "More Than an Athlete."

"That moment right there made me the greatest player of all-time, that’s what I felt," he said.

"I was super, super ecstatic to win one for Cleveland because of the 52-year drought. The first wave of emotion was everyone saw me crying. That was all for 52 years of everything in sports going on in Cleveland. And then after I stopped, I was like, ‘That one right there made you the greatest player of all-time.’"

LeBron James capped off All-Star Weekend in Cleveland with a game-winning fader to lift his team to victory, 163-160. An 18-time All-Star, four-time champion and four-time MVP, LeBron is certainly among the best to ever touch the NBA hardwood.

Where exactly he falls in the GOAT debate is for you to decide.