Brandon Miller is hoping to be on his way to an accomplished NBA career. The soon-to-be first round draft pick is prepping for the next level following a fantastic freshman season at the University of Alabama.
Fans are now questioning his decision-making ability, though, following his recent take on the NBA GOAT debate. He doesn’t consider Michael Jordan or LeBron James to be basketball’s king.
Instead, he names Paul George as his GOAT.
Michael Jordan’s meeting with Brandon Miller was “exciting” says Miller to @BallySports.
“It was exciting to meet him.”
Miller also weighed in on the Michael Jordan-LeBron James GOAT debate which he doesn’t feel is an old debate.
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— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson (@ScoopB) June 21, 2023
While George has had a prominent NBA career, averaging 20.6 points per game and landing eight All-Star appearances, his name isn’t often heard in the ‘Greatest of All Time’ debate.
Instead, the argument often comes down to LeBron James or Michael Jordan, with maybe the occasional Kobe Bryant being thrown in.
Here’s what Brandon Miller had to say about his GOAT in Los Angeles.
“I actually don’t think LeBron is the GOAT of basketball. My GOAT of basketball is Paul George. I grew up watching him. It was never just LeBron.”
An interesting take, though LeBron’s 38,652 points and MJ’s six titles might say differently.
Many around the sports world responded immediately to Miller’s comments.
“Utterly ridiculous,” Stephen A. Smith said in a Twitter post.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) June 21, 2023
One fan wrote, “His draft stock should plummet for this.”
Another said, “There’s a difference in your favorite and the GOAT. Not knowing that difference is a red flag.”
— Gary Cassiliano (@GaryC107) June 21, 2023
Brandon Miller is set to be a top three selection in the upcoming draft, with word circulating that Michael Jordan and the Hornets want to take him with the No. 2 pick.
As a member of the Crimson Tide, the forward averaged 18.8 points and 8.2 boards as he led his squad to an SEC title and the Sweet 16.