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LeBron James has been a dominant force in the world of global sports, let alone NBA. In the past 20 years, the Akron native has built an eternal legacy that will be cherished for years to come. However, the 38-year-old’s extraordinary journey was filled with challenges and criticism.

Despite being the best in the business, his achievements and milestones often get disregarded. It’s all because of the infamous GOAT debate between LeBron James and Michael Jordan. The Nike star supporters have vilified James for many years. However, recently, an ESPN personality put forward a different outlook to emphasize the kind of impact LeBron has left on society at large.


Mike Greenberg Calls Out LeBron James Critics For Discrediting The Latter’s Off-Court Work

LeBron James
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Over the past several years, critics have found many ways to disregard and shame LeBron James for his unapologetic attitude on the court. James is indeed aggressive. But his aggression is driven by his passion for the sport of basketball. However, in all this chaos and noise, many critics have overlooked James’ philanthropic work. ESPN pundit Mike Greenberg recently shed some light on the same and slammed the veteran’s critics. Mike claims that a lot of people in LeBron’s hometown, Akron, are going to college because of him. He has influenced his people to believe in their dreams. The pundit also believes that James’ impact on the community is way larger than any personality from any walk of life.

Mike Greenberg further hailed LeBron James for absorbing all the unjust criticism and managing to live up to the unrealistic expectations. Greenberg lashed out at the critics, saying that if someone finds something wrong with LeBron, they probably need some sessions of self-introspection. Indeed, James has given a lot back to society. From building a school in Ohio to a charitable trust, LeBron is responsible for the progress of his hometown. People may have their favorites. But to vilify the other just to uplift your hero is an act of total disrespect for the sport of basketball. At the end of the day, the 38-year-old has dedicated two decades of his life to the sport. He even elevated basketball’s standards on the global stage. Lastly, LeBron James might or may not be the GOAT of the NBA, but he surely is one of the greatest sporting icons that ever lived.

Charles Barkley Settles James Vs. Jordan GOAT Debate

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Meanwhile, former NBA player and TNT and CBS analyst Charles Barkley has shared his perspective on the infamous LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan GOAT debate. Charles said he is not the one who gets into the silliness of determining who is greater than whom. But according to him, LeBron’s story will go down as the greatest story in sports history.

Coming from a small town in Ohio, LeBron James struggled hard to work his way up. At 38, James has achieved everything he dreamt or even didn’t dream of. But his hunger is yet to die down. The veteran has committed to one more NBA season with the Los Angeles Lakers. And did not rule out the possibility of another.