One of the most enjoyable aspects of being a fan of a particular sport is the fact that you get to ask questions like who the best player of that sport is. As far as basketball is concerned, there are a lot of people that could potentially take the title of greatest of all time. Kareem Abdul Jabbar, for example, was widely acclaimed for his stamina in the game and for having a long career where he performed consistently well. Wilt Chamberlain is another old school player whose statistics consistently impress and make it easy for people to rank him very highly indeed.
However, no player has ever come close to the utter dominance that Michael Jordan possessed during his heyday. Michael Jordan was the player, the sort of person that would be able to play in a versatile manner and sometimes single handedly bring his team to victory. His career total of 5987 points ranks him higher than anyone else, indeed no one has played for as long as he has and scored that number of points since the beginning of basketball and its eventual organizing and corporatizing.
That being said, there is a modern player that has begun to challenge Jordan’s dominance, and that player is Lebron James. James has now played in as many seasons as Jordan, and it can be argued that he is as good as Jordan if not better. He is as much of a match winner, and any sports site will tell you that he is indeed as important as Jordan has always been. However, Jordan still manages to maintain an edge because he is the person that raised the bar to where it is right now, so it is fair to say that he’s still the greatest.