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“He was just another guy” — Snoop Dogg doesn't think Michael Jordan is the GOAT

Not only does Snoop not have MJ as the GOAT - his favorite player of all time is not a Laker.
Recording artist Snoop Dogg and Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan

Snoop Dogg and Michael Jordan

Rap icon Snoop Dogg has long been an NBA fan. In fact, he spent his 51st birthday hosting a celebrity basketball game. And like any other basketball enthusiast, Snoop also has his take on the everlasting greatest player of all time debate.

MJ is not the GOAT

Ever since the GOAT conversations began, Michael Jordan has always been one of the obvious candidates. However, Snoop has never considered “His Airness” in that discussion.

In an appearance on “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” in 2019, the famous West Coast rapper refuted Skip Bayless’ statement, “Jordan carried Pippen right into the ‘Top 50.’ He did not belong there. Once he left and went to Houston [Rockets] and Portland [Trail Blazers], he was just another guy.

Known for being one of the smartest rappers of all time, Snoop had a quick rebuttal. Using Skip’s words, Snoop reversed it and referred to Jordan as “just another guy,” stressing MJ was exposed when he returned after his first retirement in 1993.

When Jordan put that ‘45’ on [in ‘94], he was just another guy,” Snoop pointed out. “And when he went to Washington, he was just another guy.

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As an LA native and a longtime Los Angeles Lakers fan, Snoop added that guys like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson would always be above Jordan in the GOAT talks.

And to me, he ain’t the greatest basketball player in the world,” he continued. “There’s Kareem, Magic then we’ll work all the way [down] to Jordan.

Snoop’s all-time fave is no Laker

Reckoning Jordan is not the greatest of all time because he failed to win a championship in 1995 was indeed a bold statement. But in all fairness to Snoop, he still includes MJ on his all-time favorite list.

Revealing his top five players of all time in 2020, Snoop puts Larry Bird, Jordan, and of course, two Lakers legends on it - Magic and Kareem. And to every Lakers fan’s surprise, Snoop’s all-time favorite player was no Laker.

According to the award-winning rap star, that spot belongs to former San Antonio Spurs guard George Gervin simply because “Iceman” resembles his game.

This pick got to do with whom my game resembled as a kid in the 70’s and the 80’s and to this day: George ‘Iceman’ Gervin,” Snoop said. “I got his poster, and I will always remember that poster.

Snoop’s picks would surely raise a couple of eyebrows, but at the end of the day, every NBA fan is entitled to pick their own GOAT.

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