LeBron James Believes He Is The GOAT

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LeBron has every right to feel that way.

LeBron is just a game or two away from breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record. Of course, this is a massive accomplishment, for numerous reasons. Overall, people felt like this was a record that would never be broken. However, James is just 36 points away from doing so. He could do it tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder, although most believe it will be done on Thursday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. No matter what, it is going to be a truly one-of-a-kind accomplishment.

Subsequently, there are now all sorts of debates as to whether or not James can be considered as the GOAT of basketball. After all, he has won four NBA titles, is fourth in all-time assists, ninth in three-pointers made and will have the scoring title. Overall, one would assume this is enough to make you the GOAT. Although, most analysts and fans still believe that the crown goes to Michael Jordan. Ultimately, Jordan played fewer seasons and had a much better career scoring average. No matter what, it is very clear to everyone that these two are some of the best to ever do it.

LeBron Gives Himself Props

As for LeBron himself, it is clear that he thinks highly of what he has done. Since entering the league back in 2003, LeBron had made it clear that he wanted to be the best ever. According to Kyle Goon of the Orange County Register, he has achieved that status. One might find it strange to pronounce yourself the GOAT. However, LeBron has certainly earned the right to do it. “What I bring to the table as a basketball player…I feel like I’m the best basketball player that ever played the game," LeBron said.

Of course, there are going to be a lot of people out there who straight-up disagree with his assessment of himself. Regardless, every player should believe they are the best ever. That mentality has ultimately gotten James to where he is now. Consequently, he is staring at the scoring record straight in the face. Hopefully, he can get it done this week so that we can see just how incredible the reactions will be. No matter what, it is well deserved.


About The Author
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.