The debate between LeBron James Y Michael Jordan about who is the best in the history of the NBA had its two great moments of analysis so far in 2020: one of them was when the documentary series was released The Last Dance, which portrayed the last season of the Chicago Bulls champions, and the other was after the coronation of Los angeles lakers.
Several were the opinions of journalists and fans about who is the best player of all time, as well as basketball players who marked an era in the NBA. Hakeem Olajuwon, without any discussion, is one of them. In fact, he could even be considered one of the best for his multiple records, like the one he currently has with Jordan and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The 57-year-old former player got into the GOAT debate involving LeBron James and Michael Jordan and, instead of holding a certain doubt or not directly comparing them, the champion and MVP in NBA Finals twice with Houston Rockets, he leaned over to one of them without leaving any doubt about it.
Hakeem Olajuwon chose between Michael Jordan and LeBron James
In dialogue with Basketball Network, the Hall of Fame opined: “When people start comparing him (LeBron) to Jordan, then that’s not a fair comparison.”Olajuwon began by saying. Then, he sentenced: “Jordan was a much more superior player in a very tough league and he was very creative. That doesn’t take anything away from LeBron because he’s a great player, but it’s not a fair comparison because Jordan is such a superior player. ”
Hakeem Olajuwon has his point: understand that the NBA of the past was much tougher than the current one. The opinions are respectable and, as the internal historical has his opinion, there will be those who believe that the legacy of LeBron James is greater.