The best three-point shooter in NBA history, Ray Allen, is taking Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan over LeBron James in the GOAT debate.
In an interview with Dan Patrick on The Dan Patrick Show, Allen said James is a top-five player of all-time, but isn’t better than Jordan.
When talking about the greatest player in NBA history, Jordan is usually the first player that comes to mind. Jordan won six championships with the Bulls and never lost in the Finals. He also won five MVP awards, six Finals MVPs, was a 10-time scoring champion and won the 1987-88 Defensive Player of the Year award.
James, meanwhile, is just 3-6 in the Finals and many use his losing record as the main reason why he will always be behind Jordan. LeBron has four MVPs on his résumé and is a three-time Finals MVP.
Jordan has career averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists. He shot 49.7 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from three. His Airness averaged 33.4 points per game during the postseason.
James has career averages of 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists thus far while shooting 50.4 percent overall and 34.4 percent from beyond the arc. In the playoffs, LeBron averages 28.9 points per contest.
With LeBron James taking his talents to the rugged Western Conference this summer, there’s a chance he might not play in a Finals ever again since the Golden State Warriors are still around. LeBron will pass Jordan in a lot of the all-time statistical categories, but he’ll never be able to match Jordan’s scoring prowess, especially in crunch time.