Anthony Davis Weighs In on NBA G.O.A.T. Debate With Interesting Answer

Anthony Davis Weighs In on NBA G.O.A.T. Debate With Interesting Answer

  • Lakers star Anthony Davis has said he sees LeBron James as the G.O.A.T
  • Davis reiterated that he still loves Michael Jordan but all he knew was James when growing up
  • James and Jordan have often been pitted against each other in the G.O.A.T debate

The NBA G.O.A.T. debate has been raging for several years now. By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the best basketball player of all time. LeBron James has been considered by some as the best player of all time because of his longevity and accolades.

For different reasons, NBA players usually have a player they consider the best of all time. The current generation of NBA players were mainly inspired by the late Kobe Bryant.

Lakers big man, a Chicago native, plays with James and sees James as the best but feels there can be two G.O.A.Ts.

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Jordan vs James is always a heated debate. Photos by Chuck Berman and Adam Pantozzi.
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Younger players just joining the league see LeBron James as their mentor. Jordan inspired several generations too. However, his influence goes beyond basketball.

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His dominance in the 1990s with the Chicago Bulls catapulted his fame not only in the US but also across the globe. From his dunks, Air Jordan kicks and sheer will to win, Jordan's impact will probably never be matched anytime soon, per AndScape.

Davis weighs in on debate

Davis feels like his close connection to James, and watching him from a young age makes his the G.O.A.T instead of Jordan who he could only see clips of online.

“I’m a big Jordan guy. But also growing up? I was all LeBron. The shoes, the number, everything. Because that’s who I was seeing every day. I didn’t see Jordan,” via OC Register.

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Nevertheless, the big man intriguingly says there can be two G.O.A.Ts.

“It’s two different eras. I’m always curious to see guys now, older guys they played but they always go back to Mike, like, ‘MJ was MJ.’ Alright, well Bron is Bron. It’s a good debate.”

James will be the all-time scoring leader but does that make James the outright greatest of all time? Here's how their major accolades compare.

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Finals MVPs64
Scoring titles101

James declares himself G.O.A.T

Sports Brief earlier reported on James declaring himself the G.O.A.T, saying he is the best basketball player to play the game with what he brings to the table.

James is playing in his 20th NBA season, averaging 30 points per game, and will soon become the league's all-time leading scorer.

The 38-year-old spell with the Lakers ended with an NBA title in 2020 but the team has struggled since then, missing the playoffs last season.