Watching Heat/Clippers tonight, reminded me of something.
The league is soft as cotton now a days. I know this is old news, but back in the day, if MJ was going off, starting 5/5 or 6/6 from the field. There would be a guy that would meet him at the rim, and make sure he thought twice about driving. Or a player on the opposing team that would check him with some cheap/dirty tactics.
Now a days, there's none of that. If you do, you're out of the game, and get suspended.
That reason alone prevents him from being the G.O.A.T.
Remember, back in the day, there were teams trying to take MJ's head off from the opening tip.
Players have it too easy these days.