Jordan is the Greatest of All Time

Jordan is the Greatest of All Time

Grace Hall, Writer

Is Micheal Jordan the G.O.A.T? Well, with his 6 championships, 6 finals M.V.P, 5-time league M.V.P, 14-time All-Star, 3-time All-Star M.V.P, and 10 time all NBA first team, he has quite the list of accolades, but is he the greatest of all time? Who is better, Lebron or Kobe? No, Michael Jordan is the greatest of all time.

Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T. because of his success in the game of basketball against tough opponents. Of course, Jordan had Pippen and Rodman who both were essential parts of the Bulls Dynasty, but without Jordan, the team wouldn’t have been able to thrive the way they did. Jordan showed that he could win wherever he went, in the Championship or in the Olympics, where he led a star-studded team to the gold medal. Jordan wasn’t just good because he played against bad players, he played against amazing groups such as the Detroit Pistons with Isaiah Thomas, the Indiana Pacers with Reggie Miller, and the Utah Jazz with Karl Malone. Not just this but he faced many more challenges during one of the toughest aras of basketball history. His accomplishments and domination over many years of playing shows how he changed the game and asserted his dominance. This was way more physical than the game today, and was much tougher to score.

There is an argument for the other side though, many people consider Lebron James to be the G.O.A.T. Lebron’s accomplishments are great just like Jordan as he has four NBA championships, four Finals MVPs, four NBA MVPs, 17 All-NBA selections, 17 All-Star selections, the 2003-04 Rookie of the Year award and three All-Star MVPs. Lebron has a higher shooting percentage and is therefore a more efficient shooter, even if Jordan has more points per game. In, “Proof Lebron James is the GOAT” by Jesse UNK, he talks about how Lebron has faced 4 Hall of Fame opponents in the finals 4 times, meaning that although Lebron doesn’t have as many rings, he is still better because he played against the harder competition.

Jordan is the better player because in the end he has many more accomplishments and impacted his team and the world more than any other athlete in basketball history.