Many people believe the King Lebron James to be the best basketball player to ever lace up a pair of sneakers, but Winston-Salem State University graduate Stephen A. Smith thinks otherwise. He stated that Michael Jordan is the greatest of all time, period.

From MSN:

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“The Michael Jordan-LeBron James debate has gathered pace yet again in recent weeks with Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey suggesting the latter is the greatest of all time (GOAT) by a big margin compared to the Chicago Bulls star.

But ESPN’s Stephen A Smith, who is never far away from giving his opinion, disagrees and thinks Jordan is the greatest of all time while admitting James will be among the top three greatest NBA players in history.

The debate about who is the greatest has raged on since James made himself known to the basketball world and he has gone on to dominate the current era in terms of individual records.

He recently signed a $154 million four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their fourth straight final. James has three NBA titles to his name and leads the overall points table in the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Jordan is ahead in almost every other aspect. Apart from being a six-time NBA champion, he is ahead of James in career points per game average and in the playoffs also. He also has more MVP awards both in the regular season and in NBA Finals.”

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