End of NBA finals bring fresh GOAT talk

John Jenkins, Reporter

With the NBA finals just coming to an end, we saw some players stand out like Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis and some other really good players. But the one that caught everybody’s eye is one player who goes by the name of Lebron James.

With Lebron finishing out his 17th year winning his 4th NBA championship, a lot of people are questioning if he surpassed Michael Jordan in the “goat” (greatest of all time) talk.

“Even though Jordan has more rings than Lebron, Lebron is the goat because he’s stronger. His basketball IQ is higher than Jordan’s and he can get his teammates more involved than Jordan ever could,” junior Josh Nolen said.

Lebron is one of the most talked about players in the NBA, about him being one of the best to ever play the game. As time goes by, age starts creeping up on everyone who plays. Lebron has been trying to change that, he nearly spends about 1.5 million dollars to keep his body fit and healthy so he can play at his best every game.

“Lebron has 4 plus years left in him, probably even more because his body is in such great shape” Senior Chris Wiseman said.

A lot of people think Lebron is the best or one of the best players in the league but there is one person in the league who challenges him and his name is Giannis Antetokounmpo, also known as “the Greek Freak.” Giannis won the MVP award this season some people agreed and some disagreed heavily. The stats Lebron and Giannis were dropping were elite but some people think Giannis got the award because of his background.

“Giannis deserved the award more than Lebron; he had better stats than Lebron all around. His team had a better record than the Lakers, overall he’s just a better player than Lebron” junior Paul Oyeawale said.

With the season ending and the new season about to start in December people are wondering if Lebron can carry the Lakers to another NBA Finals.

“I think that and number 39’s LeBron’s last finals win, I don’t think he has it in him to win back to back but we’ll see” parent of junior student John Jenkins said.