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There are three names that sit atop the list of basketball’s greatest players. Of course, you have six-time champion and five-time MVP Michael Jordan (1984-2003). Then there’s career Laker and five-time champion Kobe Bryant (1996-2016). Finally, you have LeBron James (2003-Present), the four-time champion and four-time MVP. Each player has their pros and cons in the GOAT debate but few, if any, players even come close to being comparable to them.

Meanwhile, alongside his prolific rap career, Lil Wayne is a massive basketball fan. Originally from New Orleans, Wayne is a proud and diehard Lakers fan. Elsewhere, he almost made his presence known during the Women’s NCAA Tournament this year. Wayne found time to link up with both Miami’s Cavinder Twins and LSU’s National Championship-winning squad. But who does Wayne believe is the true basketball GOAT?

Lil Wayne Ranks LeBron Over MJ

“Bron, I don’t know Bron personally so my answer for Bron would be from afar,” he began. “My answer for Bron is on the court. Bron, you gotta remember, I know for a fact I loved Jordan for the way he always won. As a kid, you don’t know too much about the ins and outs of the game. I got old enough to know how hard it is to fucking do it back-to-back-to-back. So that’s where he got his respect with me to and started getting his respect with me to where he’s the greatest. It’s very hard to do, and that n-gga Bron did that shit with three different teams That’s right there, that’s when regardless he ain’t got six, but he done it with three different teams. That right there is what tipped him over the Jordan scale for me.”

Wayne’s ranking on the All The Smoke podcast comes in stark contrast to where his mind at in 2012. “He’s inspired not only songs, but he’s inspired me in life in general just the way he attacks things, the way he never backs down, the way he fights through injury. I believe he’s the greatest player to touch a basketball.” Furthermore, Wayne was such a fan of Bryant that he named a 2009 track in honor of the career Laker. Kobe now drops from #1 to #3. However, what do you think? Is Wayne on the right track? Or is this an airball? Let us know in the comments. Follow all the latest sports news here at HotNewHipHop.