By: Nabil Abou
A simple Google search of “LeBron James vs Michael Jordan G.O.A.T.” shows a seemingly endless list of websites and video content devoted to the debate.
Whether it’s sports commentators and pundits, current and former NBA players, or high school students discussing the topic between classes, it seems the conversation doesn’t have an end in sight.
The talk resurfaced recently when James broke the NBA scoring record on Feb. 8, eclipsing Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s mark set in 1984, a record that once seemed insurmountable.
And while it might be fun to argue who the greatest of any sport or discipline may be, the conversation should not just be about championships won or records in the finals. It should be about all aspects of an athlete’s career. In the process of trying to decide one's greatness on the court, we may be overlooking what also makes one, in this case, James, great: his impact on the greater community.