The Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James debate on who is the greatest NBA player of all time has been argued for years now, with no clear winner. And it may be hard to ever pick the NBA’s GOAT between the two legendary players.
But Tim Grover recently gave it a try with a bizarre one-liner that left people talking. Grover, who has served as the personal trainer for Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and many other top athletes, was asked his thoughts on Jordan vs. James in a recent appearance at Risecon 2023.
“In the history of the NBA, only four players have accomplished winning the scoring title, regular-season MVP, First Team defensive player, leading the playoffs in scoring, and clinching the Finals MVP — all in a single season,” Grover said (via TalkBasket.net).
“And you know who the four players are? Jordan, Jordan, Jordan, and Jordan.”
Grover should have stopped right there, but he pressed on. He asked those in attendance at the convention who were wearing a pair of Jordan’s Nike shoes to stand, and many people stood. Then he asked those wearing James’ shoes to stand.
Not a single person stood.
“We’ve all heard stories about individuals getting robbed for their Jordans,” Grover asked. “Have you ever heard a story of anyone getting stuck for a pair of Brons?”
Many NBA fans were surprised, even appalled, that Grover went there in the GOAT debate.
Did this dude just reduce the GOAT debate to Black kids getting killed for sneakers. WTF??
— Chris Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) July 30, 2023
I was just thinkin the same thing like huh??
— Sir Phantom 👻 (@iGoByPhantom) July 30, 2023
I have immense respect for Grover as possibly the GOAT trainer of all time but this might the the worst take I’ve read in a very long time.
— RedNinetyFour (@RedNinetyFour) July 30, 2023
Is this about their clothing brand or actual on court play?
— Fuego Bets🔥 (@Fuego_Bets) July 30, 2023
There’s no way this is real….. because this would be the most ignorant goat debate statement of all time wow wow wow smh…….wow
— United Gazette (@zokolev) July 30, 2023
This is a crazy take
— gary nicholson (@isaangary) July 30, 2023