Survey: Michael Jordan Is the Greatest of All Time, Not LeBron James

Michael Jordan or LeBron James? A lively debate between sports fans over who is the NBA’s true G.O.A.T. has led one company to put their computers to work and create a survey that they hope will silence all the arguments. 

The Business Insider teamed up with SurveyMonkey to construct a poll that features some of the biggest names in NBA history to answer the question, “Who is the greatest basketball player of all time?” Dominating the top of the list was Michael Jordan. According to BI, 66 percent of their responders think that His Airness is the best player to grace the hardwood. That put him light years ahead of the number two response, LeBron James, whom only 10.4 percent of people think is the G.O.A.T.

Outside of James and Jordan, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlian, and Shaquille O’Neal rounded out the top five. This was followed by Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Steph Curry, Bill Russell, and Magic Johnson. Also, five percent of responders selected another legendary player. Hat tip to Complex Sports for their basketball coverage.