Richard Jefferson Picked the Toughest Defense Between Kobe and LeBron

In this image issued on December 19, 2020, Richard Jefferson hosts during the 2020 Sports Illustrated Awards at AG Production Services on December 10, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.  The 2020 Sports Illustrated Awards will stream free worldwide on December 19, 2020.
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The GOAT debate in the NBA has heated up over the years, with Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward LeBron James achieving some notable accomplishments in his career.

Although James lacks in comparison to Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the championship department, the versatile forward has made up for everything else and is building all-time statistics.

There will never be a definitive answer to the GOAT debate, but there’s another angle when it comes to James: whether he’s more difficult to guard than Bryant.

As someone who’s had to guard both superstars at some point in their careers, Richard Jefferson weighs in on the debate and believes James is the toughest player to guard through the NBA on ESPN. Was.

As is always the case in these debates, it is Jefferson’s opinion, not fact, that will always hold, as it is different for every player who has guarded James and Bryant during their careers.

With James the only active player left in this discussion, the four-time NBA champion’s legacy will continue to grow from here on out as he continues his Hall-of-Fame-caliber career in a league now going into one. 21st season.

That said, James will probably come out on top in many of these debates because he is the most relevant player, but the point of view is that debates will always happen, which is why these conversations are always interesting and happen a lot. All different opinions.

Nets star picks LeBron James as his GOAT