By Rishad Ragland
Are you among the group of middle aged men whose hairline is receding and have nothing else to do with their life but “be like Mike” because everybody wants to “be like Mike?” Well you're not the only one and this article is for you. According to my own personal estimates, around 75% of the men in that category disregard the facts and pure stats on why the “goat” is Lebron Raymond James. “GOAT” stands for Greatest Of All Time, and refers to a person who completely dominates at his profession.
One counter argument for Michael Jordan being the “GOAT” that is routinely used by Pipper Holmes (which to me is a complete appeal to ignorance) is when he states, “since Jordan is 6 for 6 in final appearances and since we have no proof that this has ever been done in any other sport, he has to be the GOAT.” Well, Mr. Holmes, let me inform you simply stating something that has no proof does not make it true or false. It's considered a logical fallacy, and very weak argument. Just blasphemy.
In addition, Lebron James has the stats to prove his rank as the “GOAT.” James is often called the best passer in basketball, despite playing a small forward. He has the most total assists for a small forward in NBA history. While Jordan was a solid passer in his own right, he did not quite have the ability to find teammates like James does, as his overall assist numbers are 7.0 to Jordan’s 5.3. Also, Jordan was unblemished in the NBA Finals, but he did not get out of the first round of the playoffs until his fourth try. James is an astonishing 10-0 in the first round all-time. All things considered the race is very close, leaving my bias out the conversation. Given the pure stats, James has the edge over Jordan, which makes him the greatest of all time. “G.O.A.T”