Stephen A. Smith Says LeBron James Is No Longer In The GOAT Conversation With Michael Jordan After The Lakers’ Terrible Season

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  • LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs earlier this week.
  • Stephen A. Smith says that LeBron is no longer in the GOAT conversation due to the Lakers’ terrible season.
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ESPN’s Stephen A.Smith believes the GOAT debate between LeBron James and Michael Jordan is over after this season.

Earlier this week, the LA Lakers were officially eliminated from the play-in tournament after losing their 48th game of the season.

During ESPN’s pregame show on Wednesday night, Smith said that he believes LeBron is no longer in the GOAT discussion after the Lakers’ poor performance this season.

“This is the worst season of LeBron James’ career cause I’m not talking about his numbers, and I’m not talking about what he did as a player,” Smith said. “I’m talking about what he’s a part of. The G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) conversation is officially over. It was never there for me. It was always Michael Jordan first, LeBron second. But if ever there was any doubt, this cemented the fact that LeBron James cannot be considered the G.O.A.T. That conversation is over. And you know why it’s over? Because LeBron James was on the Lakers averaging 29, 30 points a game — it still happened.”

NBA fans immediately blasted Smith over his latest LeBron hot take.