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One of the biggest debates in sports is: Who is the actual G.O.A.T.? Lebron James or Michael Jordan? They are both undoubtedly incredible, but who takes the cake? Jordan played professionally from 1985 to 2003 and James started his NBA in 2004 and is still currently in the league.
Here are some facts and you can take from them what you will:
Points Per Game:
Rebounds Per Game:
Assists Per Game:
Steals Per Game:
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Field Goal Percentage:
Free Throw Percentage:
Those are just some of the hundreds of statistics that are out there for both players. While reading through those numbers, it is evident that most of their stats are wildly similar. James has Jordan in nearly all stats aside from points scored and steals. But, Jordan took five more shots than Lebron each game. Jordan is obviously considered to be the best player in history and James is considered the best player that is currently active.
It is necessary to take into consideration that as of November 2017 Lebron played in his 1,072nd career game which is where Jordan pulled the plug. Lebron is also seven years younger than Jordan at this time in his career so he has plenty of time to catch up.
As of now, Jordan takes the cake for being the G.O.A.T. but do not count Lebron out. He is well on his way for taking that title away from MJ.