For years now, there’s been a debate as to whether LeBron James has eclipsed Michael Jordan as the greatest basketball player of all-time. Now, we know what James himself actually thinks.
James, in a surprising interview, believes that he is the best player in history. Why? He thinks that the victory over the Golden State Warriors back in 2016 put him over the top.
Here’s what James had to say. It’s from a clip on Uninterrupted:
“That one right there made me the greatest player of all-time. That’s how I felt. I was super, super ecstatic to win one for Cleveland because of the 52-year drought. Like I was ecstatic.
The first wave of emotion, everyone saw me crying, that was all for the 52 years in sports that have 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 talking about how they were the greatest team of all-time, like, they were the greatest team to ever assemble. For us to come back, the way we came back in that fashion, I was like ‘you did something special.’
That’s probably one of the only times in my career I felt like ‘oh shit, you did something special.’ I haven’t really had time to sit back and think but that, that was a moment.”
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) December 30, 2018
Those who disagree will point to James’ NBA Finals record – which is 3-6. Jordan went 6-0 in the NBA Finals. Either way, at this point, it’s hard to argue that James doesn’t at least belong in the conversation.