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Michael Jordan-LeBron James GOAT debate according to James Worthy

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With the NBA still on hiatus due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, old (seemingly endless) debates are bubbling back up among NBA fans and media pundits alike. With The Last Dance Chicago Bulls documentary making waves in the GOAT debate, one NBA legend has his own thoughts on the LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate – seven-time All-Star and Hall of Famer James Worthy.

Worthy voiced his opinions on Danny Green’s podcast Inside the Green Room, not surprisingly opting for Jordan who he was able to actually play against.

“It’s tough man, I’m winning with either one. We’ve never seen a physical physique like LeBron James. LeBron James had it since he came into the league, I mean he could go play middle linebacker or tight end for the Dallas Cowboys right now…. If I had to make my choice, I’m going with MJ because I played with him. I know he’s deadly, and I don’t think there’s anybody in the league today that has the tenacity that he had. Michael’s not nice. I don’t know man, I love LeBron. I’m going to have to go with my boy, cuz he chose me.”

That “choosing” that Worthy is referring to is when Michael Jordan opted to play college basketball for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, a team on which Worthy was the incumbent star.

Of course, Worthy was drafted No. 1 overall by the Lakers and played the entirety of his 12-year career with the team, so Big Game James also has a connection to The King, who currently suits up for the Purple and Gold.

The GOAT debate will likely continue to rage on and on, even if LBJ accrues a few more championships. Either way, it seems like he won’t get one this year due to unforeseen world health circumstances.