The GOAT debate is not just prevalent in the NBA but in almost all the leagues in the world. However, if we talk about NFL, then there is nobody like Tom Brady. In fact, he is often compared to own very own NBA GOAT and Chicago Bulls legend, Michael Jordan.
What made them similar? Well, both had a significant impact in their respective sport and league, and both of them had won six championships. But that changed after day before yesterday’s super bowl. The 43-year-old Tom Brady got his seventh ring, after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs and also surpassing Jordan in that stat.
Michael Jordan still way ahead of Tom Brady
While most NFL fans might now argue that he is somehow better than MJ, NBA Analyst Max Kellerman does not agree with that at all. So, he came to Jordan’s defense on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ and stated, “The GOAT in team sports is still Michael Jordan.”
“Michael Jordan, whenever he was given a chance, whenever he was on a team with one other All-Star, basically won the championship in under seven games. Except for Scottie Pippen’s first year as an All-Star. He was still pre-primed but he made an All-Star game. Had a migraine in Game 7. So, once again, Jordan was without an All-Star. Pippen scored 2 points in 40 minutes. They lost barely, Game 7, to the defending champs,” he explained.
“Every time realistically Jordan was in a position to win, he won in under seven games. It was 6 and 0 with six knockouts,” he concluded his argument.
What makes Jordan’s brand?
Is it possible to have a GOAT conversation about Michael Jordan and not include LeBron James? Of course not. But this time Max talked about what makes Jordan’s brand better than the others and that of Bron’s.
He asserted, “The reason Jordan’s brand is what it is, was not only the eyeball test. But his brand was synonymous with winning. It’s the reason his sneakers outsell LeBron’s.”
“If you did a poll on planet earth. Last shot or last possession of any game… It’s coming down to the wire, right? The fate of the universe is on the line. Jordan would win that vote in a landslide. The answer is still Michael Jordan. Brady is on the shortlist, but at the top of the list is Michael Jordan,” Kellerman rested his case.
It is true. There is nobody like Michael Jordan and Tom Brady may be the closest player to achieve the same feat as him, but nowhere near the legend that he is.
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