Fans love to debate who’s the GOAT — greatest of all time — in their favorite sports. Mine are basketball and tennis and I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time surfing the ‘net reading posts evaluating the relative merits of Kobe, LeBron and Michael. I’m an L.A. guy and am naturally biased for Kobe, but I realize LeBron and Michael may have greater claims. Only Phil Jackson (aka Phil Jax) knows for sure. We’ll see next year. Nevertheless, basketball is a team game and the answer to the question of the GOAT will always be elusive.
Get back to me when any of the above manages to:
1. Win the season scoring title, not once, but many times.
2. Set the all-time single game scoring record.
3. Win the season rebounding title, not once, but many times. (Which still stands).
4. Win the season assist title. (III)
In other words, get back to me when you at least put Wilt Chamberlain on your list for consideration.