Originally Posted by iamgine
Right now he's top 3 in most lists. Had he won 5 or 6 titles in the 70s before the merger, as well as the ones with Magic, would he be undisputed GOAT? This is a real possibility with slightly better teammates/coaches.
Yeah, you would have to give it to him. Thing is when Magic and Bird were at their prime, and Jordan was the next great thing, you never heard any of the media mention Kareem as the GOAT. For a short period, it was Bird, and then people started saying MJ was the best they had ever seen.