Sixers coach Brett Brown says Lakers’ LeBron James is ‘arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport’
The debate over who is the greatest player in NBA history has raged on since the league’s beginning. For most people, Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan or Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James are common answers in the “GOAT” debate.
As the Lakers gear up to take on the Philadelphia 76ers, however, James received praise from the opposition.
With James just 18 points away from passing Kobe Bryant for third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, Sixers head coach Brett Brown called James “arguably the greatest player in the history of our sport.”
Brett Brown says many positive things about LeBron James as he’s on the brink of passing Kobe Bryant on the all-time scoring list, including, “He’s arguably the greatest player in the history of our sport.”
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 25, 2020
Whether or not you agree with Brown is completely up to the individual. However, what can’t be denied is James’ impact on the sport, dominance and continued longevity.
At the ripe age of 35 and in the midst of his 17th NBA season, James is still one of the league’s top players. The 6-foot-9 forward is averaging 25.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and a league-leading 10.1 assists per game while shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from beyond the arc.
LeBron James and fellow superstar Anthony Davis have led the Lakers to the second-best record in the NBA at 36-9, which puts them atop the Western Conference standings. In February, James will also make his 16th consecutive All-Star Game appearance.
Brown has nearly three decades of experience on an NBA staff and has been coaching the Sixers since 2013. With his experience, the 58-year-old has undoubtedly seen a lot of players come and go through the league. However, in Browns’s opinion, James could very well top them all.