Looks like you may have to stop calling Michael Jordan the G.O.A.T. of basketball because he doesn’t think that statement is 100% true!
In a recent interview with The Undefeated‘s Michael Wilbon, NBA star Michael Jordan admits that he doesn’t believe that he is the G.O.A.T. of basketball.
Now before we move on, if you don’t know what that means, he’s saying that he doesn’t think he is the “greatest of all times.”
“I don’t want it, in a sense, because I think it disrespects Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, all the guys that, prior to me, I never had a chance to play against,”
He has a point, because to be the best, you had to play the best.
“What everybody is saying I am, I never had the chance to compete against other legends that was prior to me.”
That has to be one of the most humbling statements that we have heard from Jordan as he was known to brag about how good he was to his competitors when he was in the league.
“For you to say that I’m better than him, I mean it’s your opinion. It’s their opinion. I accept that as their opinion. If you ask me, I would never say that I’m the greatest player.”
While his era was quite some time ago, Los Angeles Lakers current frontman LeBron James says that he thought he was the greatest to ever play. This statement came after he led the Cavs to their first ever championship win after coming back from a 3-1 loss in 2016 against the Warriors.
While there will always be a G.O.A.T. of something, Jordan is saying that it’s specific to each players era. Take a look at the interview below and let us know what you think!
Michael Jordan on the 🐐 tag. pic.twitter.com/dAGfxRcX4Z
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) January 2, 2019