Stephen A. Smith Goes Off On LeBron Vs. MJ GOAT Debate

Stephen A. Smith gave yet another take on the GOAT debate today.

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When it comes to basketball and the NBA, the GOAT debate has become an incredibly tired one. At this point, pundits spend all of their time trying to decide who is better between Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Most have come to the conclusion that Jordan is the better player thanks to his 6-0 Finals record, while LeBron's 3-6 record is a huge blemish on his career. While these are good points, there are certainly plenty of reasons to put LeBron on the GOAT pedestal.

With the Lakers in the NBA Finals, the GOAT debate has been reignited, and today on First Take, Stephen A. Smith had a very strong opinion about it all. As you will see in the clip below, Smith went off about calling James the GOAT and how he will never do it, regardless of what James does to finish his career.

"There's very few things in life I say 'never' to ... When it comes to LeBron James being ranked over MJ?! I will NEVER ever make that proclamation," Smith said.

Kendrick Perkins was having none of what Smith was saying, although this is par for the course as Pekins has become LeBron's biggest defender.

Give us your thoughts on the GOAT debate, in the comments below.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.