Mike Greenberg Names His All-Time Greatest Athlete In Team Sports History, And It’s Not Michael Jordan

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The greatest athlete of all-time debate among sports fans is something that will never go away. As long as there are sports being played, people will have their opinions, and they will voice them. ESPN’s Mike Greenberg is no different, and he recently dove headfirst into the GOAT debate when it comes to team sports.

Greenberg joined the Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin show on Thursday and made a bit of a controversial statement saying that Tom Brady is the greatest athlete in team sports history, not Michael Jordan.

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“I think we have arrived at a place where that question ‘what was it like to cover Michael Jordan?’ is going to change,” Greenberg explained. “I think the question is going to become ‘What was it like to cover Tom Brady?’ What he has done here at the age of 43 does catapult him… at the top of the list of the greatest athlete in the history of American team sports.”

Plenty of people weren’t too pleased with Greeny handing the crown to Brady. ESPN uploaded the video on Thursday morning and as of this story being published, it already has 467 dislikes and nearly 400 comments filled with people yelling at each other.

The GOAT debate has been going on for ages and the topic has been discussed into oblivion, but the cross-sport comparison and looking at things from a larger scope is certainly interesting. We’ve now appeared to move past the Jordan vs. Lebron GOAT debate, at least for a split second, and that’s something I think we can all confirm is refreshing.

Having said that, for all the die-hard LeBron fans, they’re going to be upset with Greenberg’s opinion simply because James didn’t get the nod over MJ as the GOAT of the hardwood. It’s a constant revolving door that will never, ever stop spinning.