Metta World Peace names the GOAT, and it’s not Michael Jordan or LeBron James
Retired NBA forward Metta World Peace has spoken out — albeit randomly — about his thoughts on the whole GOAT debate.
The former league enforcer is unsurprisingly taking an unconventional approach when picking his GOAT, though. World Peace took to Twitter to announce who should be the unbridled title-holder of the esteemed title.
Wilt Chamberlain is the greatest basketball player ever
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorld37) June 28, 2020
Metta World Peace no longer expounded on his statement, but it is clear that he has taken Wilt Chamberlain over the likes of Michael Jordan or LeBron James — two of the most prominent names in the NBA GOAT debates anywhere and everywhere.
To be fair to Metta, he is not alone on this particular boat. Many folks consider Chamberlain to be the greatest basketball player ever in their books. The fact that the Hall of Fame big man holds the single-game scoring record for once dropping 100 points in a ballgame probably has a lot to do with this belief.
For the record, Chamberlain is a former Rookie of the Year winner, 13-time All-Star, 10-time All-NBA team member, two-time All-Defensive team member, an All-Star MVP, a Finals MVP, a four-time season MVP, and a two-time NBA champ. He led the league in scoring in seven seasons, in rebounds 11 times, and in assists once. Oh, and he once averaged 50.4 points per game for a full campaign.
Chamberlain is not exactly the first name most folks think about when talking about their GOAT, and perhaps World Peace is making some sense here by saying that the 7-foot-1 big man deserves to be in the conversation much more than he actually is.