Lil Wayne hails Lakers’ LeBron James as the greatest player of all time
Rapper Lil Wayne made a splash during a recent visit to Fox Sports 1 and its show Undisputed, telling hosts Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe that he considers LeBron James to be the G.O.A.T.
The Louisiana-based rapper has never been shy of making a loud statement, but this one could perhaps ring hollow for Los Angeles Lakers fans, considering the context.
“At this time yes, he’s the G.O.A.T.,” Wayne said. “I ain’t worried about all that. He is the G.O.A.T. LeBron James is the G.O.A.T. It’s not about all time, right now, he’s the G.O.A.T.”
Naturally, Bayless questioned the rapper about how James would stack up against a legend like Michael Jordan.
“Michael Jordan is Michael Jordan,” Lil Wayne replied. “But right now it’s LBJ and that’s the G.O.A.T.”
It seems the rapper is clueless about G.O.A.T. being an acronym for Greatest of All Time, as his answer clearly displays he is trying to argue James is the greatest active player, or the greatest of this generation.
Due to this distinction, it’s tough to take Lil Wayne’s word seriously, given his lack of understanding of the now-popularized (and overused) acronym.
The longtime rap star has claimed he is “the best rapper alive,” but those claims are quick to be made in his line of work and likely bear little consequence besides a few hours of online radio banter.
James has a lot to prove before he can even be the greatest Laker of all time, let alone the greatest player of all time.
Mr. Carter needs to pipe down a bit and think it out before making these claims so willy nilly on TV.