Clyde Drexler is a former NBA champion and a 10-time All-Star, one of the stars of the 80s and the 90s.

He was once himself considered a rival for Michael Jordan, although MJ beat his Trail Blazers in the NBA Finals in 1992.

And Drexler spoke on a podcast in 2020 about how he thinks it's reductive to make the GOAT conversation about just Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

"I really have a problem with that. Because out of all the guys that played the game, you’re only having a conversation with these two guys as the GOAT."

"When you got Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, two of the greatest players who ever lived, I think you should start with those two."

"You got guys like Larry Bird, Dr. J, George Gervin, Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West all of those guys are in the conversation."

"I love both Michael and LeBron but let’s not take something away from the other guys who played."

Not a lot may agree with Drexler's point, but it is good to see that the old heads still give a lot of respect to the greats that many have forgotten about.

All those players deserve to have their cases for the title of GOAT considered, but ultimately there is a reason why Michael Jordan and LeBron James are mentioned more than anyone else.

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