Shows like First Take and Undisputed blow up the LeBron James/Michael Jordan debate beyond belief. Maybe they know that's why people are tuning in to watch.
Even as James passed Jordan for fourth-place on the NBA's all-time scoring leaderboard
LeBron James has just passed Michael Jordan (32,292 points) for fourth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) March 7, 2019
Next up: Kobe Bryant (33,643 points) pic.twitter.com/efAEAmPYqd
Despite the constant hype between the debates and 'hot takes' surrounding the Ohio native and the former Chicago Bull, Kobe Bryant's five rings and nearly two decades of excellence have been left out of the current sphere, like a magician removes a deck of cards from under a sheet with seemingly no explanation.
Other than the five vs. three rings disparity, "The Mamba" still leads "The King" in points per game, free-throw percentage, and interestingly enough, NBA All-Defensive first-team appearances. The fact that Bryant is simply left out of many GOAT debates simply does not make sense.
Breaking news:— Connor Dunning (@CDunning929) March 7, 2019
It’s possible to appreciate the legacies of LeBron, Jordan, Kobe, etc. all at the same time without trying to compare/tear them down.
Appreciate the greatness/history of them all. I promise it’s 1000x more enjoyable.
Thanks for coming to my TED talk. pic.twitter.com/TJS6zzbGWe
However, fans should also take the time to simply sit back and appreciate the greatness that we have seen, are seeing right now and will continue to see moving forward, without degrading any star's abilities or their fans' opinions.