Jay Williams has stated before that he played against Michael Jordan and watched him throughout his life growing up as a basketball player. He may have never played against LeBron, but he’s watched his entire career enough to declare him the best player he has ever seen.
Having watched Sunday’s episodes of “The Last Dance,” Williams found yet another reason to state that James is better than Jordan and it is his willingness to engage in social activism and speak on political and social issues.
Speaking on ESPN’s First Take this week, Williams said:
“I think that the lack of willingness of Michael Jordan to speak out brings me to the ultimate conclusion that LeBron James, putting his career in jeopardy to speak out on things he feels is personally relevant to him and where we are … ultimately, you feel like he’s on the path.
“I like the fact LeBron James stands up and speaks out on the injustices that are happening in the world. When we talk about the greatest of all-time, I think about Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and LeBron James. Did Michael Jordan have the greatest skill set we’ve ever seen? Yes. And championships? Yes. But ultimately when I talk about the greatest of all-time, are transcending your sport? Are you standing for something bigger than yourself, bigger than yourself and things happening in our world? LeBron James is the greatest of all-time in that regard. He is.”
Does Jay Williams have a point?
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