Michael B Jordan: Creed Actor Snubs Messi, Names the Best Athlete of All Time

Michael B Jordan: Creed Actor Snubs Messi, Names the Best Athlete of All Time

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:27 PM
  • Michael B Jordan has claimed LeBron James is the greatest athlete of all time
  • James recently became the NBA's all-time leading scorer, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Athletes like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams and Michael Jordan have a good case for that crown

With so many great athletes retiring and achieving huge milestones, the discussion about who is the greatest athlete of all time is raging.

Black Panther and Creed actor Michael B Jordan recently said that LeBron James is the greatest athlete of all time.

Michael B Jordan, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, Lionel Messi, NBA, PSG, World Cup
Several athletes have a solid case for G.O.A.T. Photos by Matt Winkelmeyer, Ron Jenkins, Stanley Weston and Simon Bruty/Anychance.
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James recently became NBA's all-time leading scorer; Lionel Messi won the World Cup, while Novak Djokovic won the 2022 Australian Open, which saw him equal Rafael Nadal's all-time record for most Grand Slam men's singles titles with 22.

Several athletes can lay claim to the crown of G.O.A.T. Giving that crown to one athlete will be tough.

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By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time; Messi's World Cup win drew universal praise, with many declaring him the best footballer of all time. Cristiano Ronaldo has broken almost every football record. The late Pele inspired generations.

Roger Federer won it all in tennis. The last, Muhammad Ali inspired several generations of boxers. Serena Williams is arguably the greatest female athlete of all time.

Therefore, a case can be made for the aforementioned athletes and many others. But who has a stronger case?

Michael B Jordan names the G.O.A.T

The Black Panther actor was recently asked who is the best athlete of all time. He said LeBron James and gave his reason.

"I'm thinking across all sports, imma say LeBron James," said Jordan "Been greater for longer... who could have played multiple sports. Could have gone pro."

James is playing in his 20th NBA season at 38 years old. He has won four MVP awards, four Finals MVP, and four NBA titles. He is the all-time leader in points scored in the NBA with 38,387 points.

According to the Washington Post, He is currently nursing a foot injury and his Los Angeles Lakers team is fighting for the playoffs. They are ninth in the Western Conference with a 32-34 record.

James passes Abdul-Jabbar

Sports Brief earlier reported on James passing Lakers legend Kareem Abul-Jabbar to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer.

He became the league’s scoring king after hitting a tough fadeaway jumper near the end of the third quarter of the Lakers’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 8th.

Abdul-Jabbar held the record since 1984, the same year James was born.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.
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