The G.O.A.T discussion in the NBA is one that includes many players such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James.
In an episode of "More Than An Athlete" LeBron decided to chime in on who the greatest NBA player of all time is. After his win over the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals, LeBron said that he needs to be considered as the greatest of all time.
That one right there made me the greatest player of all time. That’s what I felt. I was super, super ecstatic to win one for Cleveland because of the 52-year drought. Like, I was ecstatic. That day, the first wave of emotion was, everyone saw me crying, that was all for 52 years of everything sports that have gone on in Cleveland. And after I stopped, I was like ‘That one right there made you the greatest player of all time.’ Everybody was talking about how they were the greatest team of all time. Like, they were the greatest team ever assembled, and for us to come back, the way we came back in that fashion, I was like ‘You did something special.’ That was, like, one of the only times in my career I felt like ‘Oh s—, you did something special.’ I haven’t really had time to really sit back and think, but that, that was a moment.
That series LeBron averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists and mounted a big time 3-1 comeback against one of the best teams of all time.
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