Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 2/11/13
Don’t look now, but LeBron James is submitting the greatest individual NBA season since the Big Dipper was averaging 50 points and the Big O was averaging a triple-double. Actually, maybe you should look. Because for the first time in over a decade, the title of GOAT is officially up for grabs. For the past fifteen years, Michael Jordan has sat comfortably atop the zenith of basketball greatness. By almost any measure, Jordan comes out on top. He was statistically superior to Bird, won more rings than Magic, and had a peak that was simply better than Kobe Bryant’s or anyone else’s. That last point has been the deciding factor in any and all arguments: Bill Russell won more rings, but he also played on super-stacked teams in a league that was much smaller and simply incomparable to today’s game. Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robinson put up great numbers on lousy teams that seldom won anything. Jerry West was a perennial bridesmaid sitting at the title table. Maybe you could say tha...
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