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Stephen Jackson settles GOAT debate between Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

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Former NBA swingman Stephen Jackson has made quite a career of becoming a basketball analyst in retirement. Once again adding his two cents to the mix, Jackson is now attempting to settle the ongoing and seemingly never-ending debate surrounding the best player in history.

Is it Michael Jordan? Perhaps the late, great Kobe Bryant? Or LeBron James? Jackson weighed in and offered his take based on his experience playing against the three basketball icons in the NBA.

Of course, the debate is as hot as it has ever been at the moment, with ESPN’s new 10-part docu-series “The Last Dance” debuting on April 19. The long-awaited feature highlights Jordan and the final year of the Chicago Bulls’ six runs through the playoffs to yet another NBA Championship.

On the other hand, Bryant tragically passed in a helicopter accident earlier in the year, which has prompted his highlights to spread rapidly throughout social media and the internet in general. Lastly, James continues to play at an incredibly high level for the Los Angeles Lakers despite playing for almost 20 years.

One thing remains certain, though, this trio of legendary NBA players are some of the best to ever grace a basketball court. Sure, there is also Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Julius Irving, Bill Russell, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson all in the picture, but it is hard to out-do Jordan, Bryant and James on an individual level.

Nonetheless, the discussion and controversy continues and will continue for years to come.