Originally Posted by poido123
Its not consensus. But more people will say MJ is GOAT than any other player. John Salley? Take that with a grain of salt. He did after all play with the bad boy pistons who were an arch rival of jordan back in the day so Im sure he still has no love there.
And yet if the opposite were said - had he still maintained Jordan was the GOAT - you wouldn't entertain that he's voting for Jordan because he is biased for
him, and that he is just telling the truth.
The point is that there shouldn't have to be an accusation of bias. There is more
than enough evidence to argue that Jordan isn't the GOAT.
Originally Posted by DCL
magic johnson conceded mj was goat. even isiah thomas said the same thing.
but both were working for NBA on NBC when they said that. so whether they were real views or just "words from the boss", who knows.
i think it was during one of the bulls finals. go look it up on youtube if any of you are bored.
I actually take the words of guys like Bird and Magic, then temper it with their need to sell the sport. They see themselves as custodians who have to carry on interest in the sport through to other generations. Inside their own hearts they both believe they're the best.
Conversely, I don't think Jordan will come up and say Lebron or anyone else (possibly Kobe) is the GOAT even if they do match him because that's the kind of person he is.