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Who really was the greatest basketball player of all time?

One of the most asked questions in basketball history is “Who is the greatest player to ever live.” Some of the names people automatically think of are Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and more, but who was the greatest? Lebron James is the current all-time scoring leader for the NBA with 39,324 points in his 21-year career. Lebron James currently plays Power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers. Another great player is Steph Curry with the record for the most threes sitting at 3,496 three-pointers in his career. Then we get to Michael Jordan who dominated the NBA in the 90’s. He got drafted in 1984 to the Chicago Bulls, in 1991 he would win his first championship with the Bulls alongside Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen who led the team. They would go on to win the 1992 and 1993 championships, the first triple-header in NBA history, and Jordan would also lead to win the 1996,1997, and 1998 championships with the Chicago Bulls once again.

A painting of Michael Jordan was made to look realistic.

One of the most inspirational people in sports history is Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant unfortunately died on January 26, 2020. Kobe is sometimes regarded as the greatest player without question because in his last game, he had 61 points which has never been done before in a final game of anyones career. He is also known for his iconic clips of dunks, game-winners, and three-point shooting. Kobe Bryant is currently the fourth-scoring all-time leader for the NBA, right above Michael Jordan.

Kobe Bryant during an away game wearing his number 24 as he runs to the other side of the court. He gets a high-five from an unknown fan.

Then we get to the current NBA scoring leader, Lebron James. Lebron is currently still playing for the Lakers and gaining more points every game, he is playing his 21st season in the NBA and still making highlights. He played for the Cavaliers in his rookie season, then got traded to the Miami Heat, then back to the Cavaliers, and now he is on the Lakers.

Lebron during his second season on the Cleveland Cavaliers flexing as he just made a good offensive play. (Picasa 2.6)

There is no sure way to tell as none of these players were in the league at the same time, but there are many more to come.

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Ethan Dulaney
Ethan Dulaney, Staff Writer
Ethan Dulaney likes playing guitar and playing video games and basketball. He is recognized for his ability to do the sigma face. Ethan has a poodle named Sophie. His favorite artist is Metallica and he is a guitar player. He loves his father and wants to be in a band. His passion is guitar and his homie is Bryan Esquivel Juarez. His favorite television show is Demon Slayer. 
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