For years, LeBron James has been one of the most polarizing players around the NBA. Some love him, some hate him, but there's one thing in common for both groups: they can't stop talking about him, especially since he joined the Los Angeles Lakers.
Some people believe that LeBron has already done enough merits to be considered the greatest player of all time, while others believe that his losing record in the Finals will always hurt his chances.
Then again, according to ESPN's Max Kellerman, James could silence all his doubters and finally be above Michael Jordan if he manages to lead the Lakers to an NBA championship this season.
ESPN's Max Kellerman Says LeBron James Could Become The GOAT This Season
"If LeBron James, this year, goes just not through the Clippers. But there's a chance he'll have to go through the Clippers, the Suns, and the Jazz before he even gets through the Nets. If they are all healthy and the Big 3 are healthy in Brooklyn and LeBron wins the whole thing? He has a hell of a case against Jordan this year. That's because, if the Nets are fully loaded, I don't think they can lose but I'd like to see it. I haven't seen them fully loaded yet," Kellerman said on ESPN's First Take.
Kellerman has a good point right there, as this year's Western Conference is perhaps the toughest it's been in years. More than that, getting past James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant in the NBA Finals - assuming they make it - would be a Herculean task.
Then again, it seems like this GOAT debate will never be truly settled. Multiple players have enough numbers and accolades to back up their case, so it's pretty much a matter of taste and subjectivity at this point.