The debate over who the G.O.A.T is continues to permeate throughout the league’s fanbase and various reporters and writers.
Each player was a part of several great teams, many of which made it to the NBA Finals and won a ring.
Both sides of the G.O.A.T debate offer strong points as to why Jordan or LeBron is the real G.O.A.T, but as much as people argue over this, there is one thing that the two basketball legends have in common after Lebron’s 56-point game on Saturday night.
Only two players in NBA history have dropped 50 points in three different decades:
Michael Jordan — 80s, 90s, 00s
LeBron James — 00s, 10s, 20s
— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 6, 2022
Who Truly Is The G.O.A.T?
Only Jordan and LeBron can say that they’ve dropped 50 points in three different decades.
No matter how you look at the debate or who’s side you are on, there’s no denying that these two stars are some of the best athletes this generation has ever seen.
Both players are different in a number of ways, but what they have in common is how they’ve not only left their mark on the NBA but have also inspired several younger basketball players with their drive and desire to be the best the game has ever seen.
There may never be another player in the league with the same talent and ability of these two greats.
Jordan always grinded and managed to play through a ton of adversity, with the flu-game in the 1997 NBA Finals being the best example.
James too, has always fought through the pain and has embraced his role as the villain in opposing arenas.
It’s often been him against everybody else.
The debate over who the G.O.A.T is may never be settled, but the NBA may never see talent like this again.