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Metta World Peace explains why Bill Russell is the GOAT instead of Michael Jordan

Metta World Peace breaks down who are the best players in NBA history, while saying Bill Russell is the true GOAT
Metta World Peace explains why Bill Russell is the GOAT instead of Michael Jordan

Metta World Peace makes it clear why Bill Russell is the GOAT in the NBA

Who is the GOAT? The never-ending debate has been alive and well for some time now among NBA fans and various analysts. People often mention a few names, with Michael Jordan being on the top of the list of best NBA players for many of them. However, not everyone agrees with the proclamation that Jordan is the GOAT, and Metta World Peace is one of those people.

Bill Russell is the GOAT

In a recent interview for Fierce Talk with Ryan Garcia, Metta talked about this topic, and it's always interesting what current or former NBA players have to say. Interestingly enough, he believes the great Bill Russell is the GOAT even though Jordan is pretty close. He went with the analogy that Russell has more rings which is a good enough argument for him being the GOAT instead of Jordan.

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"I think Bill Russell is (the GOAT), honestly. Bill Russell got 11 championships. I look at Michael as one of the greatest. But I think Bill Russell is the greatest. When you can win in your era. That's what it's about—winning in your era. And nobody dominated like that. Not even Michael Jordan.

Metta World Peace, via Fierce Talk with Ryan Garcia

A lot of respect for Shaq's dominance

On top of that, Metta has a lot of respect for everything Shaquille O'Neal did in his career and believes he is one of the best players in NBA history. The main reason for that statement is the sheer fact Shaq was so dominant that it was almost impossible to stop him even if teams had their biggest and strongest guys guarding him. 

Shaq is also someone I think he is one of the greatest players ever. No one in the world could stop Shaq, not even Thanos. He would even have problems with Shaq. Even with the infinite stones. 

Metta World Peace, via Fierce Talk with Ryan Garcia

Most fans wouldn't agree with Metta and his statement that Bill Russell is the GOAT, using the argument he played in a weak era that didn't have the same talent. It's a reasonable argument to make; however, winning 11 championships in 13 years is impressive no matter what type of competition you are playing against, and Russell is definitely one of the all-time greats. On the other hand, Jordan had an impact nobody could ever match, not just on the basketball court but outside too, with his Jordan brand establishing himself as a true cultural icon that transcended the sport. 

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