The debate is over -- basketball fans have finally named their GOAT.
In a new survey, Michael Jordan was, by an overwhelming margin, dubbed the best ever to lace up a pair of signature sneakers. Indeed, a whopping 66 percent of people quizzed in a new survey put “His Airness” at the top of the heap.
Earlier this month, James passed Jordan to move into fourth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
With his 32,439 career points, James now only trails Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643) in league history.
Abdul-Jabbar was ranked seventh by the 1,082 American adults who responded to the Business Insider survey.
Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O’Neal rounded out the survey's top five.