During a recent interview with Fat Joe for the rapper’s Instagram Live series, NBA legend Allen Iverson called LeBron James “the one” when speaking of him and Michael Jordan.
“Like, as much as I love Michael Jordan, like… Man, LeBron James is the one,” Iverson said. “He the one, man.”
James and Iverson have always had respect for one another. In 2013, James called Iverson “pound for pound, the greatest player ever.”
Iverson’s stance has seemingly changed from 2018 when he placed Jordan at the top of the GOAT debate.
“Man….. listen. First of all, I love LeBron,” Iverson previously said, per CBS Sports. “I have nothing but love for LeBron. That’s the best player of his generation, one of the best ever, a great husband, great father, great role model, and it’s even beyond that: What he’s doing with that school in Akron?? It’s a beautiful thing. But y’all. We’re talking about Mike. We’re talking about Mike, O.K.?? We’re talking about Black Jesus himself. And I don’t really have much more to say beyond that. Mike is the GOAT……. Mike is always going to be the GOAT. And please don’t even insult me with any of this “stats, AI!” business, like you have a chance of changing my mind.”
The longstanding debate on who is the best player of all time continues. Who you got? LeBron or MJ?