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JAY WILLIAMS EXPLAINS WHY HE considers LeBron James the greatest NBA basketball player of all time.

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Former NBA player and current TV analyst Jay Williams made a guest appearance on ESPN's show Get Up to talk about the Lakers winning a championship and what kind of impact that has on LeBron James legacy. Considering everything that has happened this year, it feels like this was one of the most challenging NBA seasons ever, especially for the Lakers organization.

I personally think this was a major accomplishment for LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Losing Kobe Bryant and the backpack of weight he had to carry throughout this entire season has been incredible. To see it culminate with them winning a championship, it was incredible to watch.

Jay Williams, via Get Up

Everything LeBron did with the Lakers this season cemented his legacy as one of the best NBA history players, right up there with Michael Jordan. That is a debate that has now taken a new turn, and people think that LeBron should be in the same sentence as Jordan when it comes to the GOAT status. Williams was always a big LeBron fan, and he was never afraid to admit he is the best player in NBA history.

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It doesn't change his legacy. I think he is the greatest player of all time, and I also think my conversation is evolving in this. Michael Jordan and LeBron James are right there. How come nobody talks about all the years Michael Jordan didn't make it to the finals but looking at everything, I appreciated them both.

Jay Williams, via Get Up

People have different views on this never-ending debate, and it all comes down to personal preferences. Even though LeBron hasn't won six championships as Jordan did, his consistency and ability to take his teams to the finals solidifies his name among the top tier players in NBA history. He still has a few great years left in his tank and is in an excellent position to win 1 or 2 more championships alongside Anthony Davis.


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