Why You Shouldn’t Engage in Those “Greatest of All Time” Debates

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Drops Some Knowledge

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar quote

At some point, every sports fan gets sucked into one of those debates about one player being better than another player, a discussion that can become even more complicated, divisive and, frankly, pointless when you start talking about who the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) is. If you ever find yourself being drawn down this rabbit hole, bookmark this page to remind yourself of the sage words of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who himself has a credible claim to the G.O.A.T. throne.

During this same conversation with The Undefeated, he added, “These G.O.A.T. discussions are fun distractions while sitting around waiting for the pizza to be served, but they’re on a par with ‘Which superpower would you want most: flight or invisibility?'” In other words, it’s all hypothetical and impossible to prove. If you’re having a fun, lighthearted exchange, fine, but don’t get all bent out of shape about it.

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