Greatest NBA player ever: Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson? | The Tylt
Greatest NBA player ever: Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson?
Stars fade but legends live forever. While there have been NBA players who have performed well in the league, there are few superstars who truly defined the game with their style, unequaled work ethic, and unstoppable skills. The Tylt knows you have your favorite players, but we want to know who you think is the greatest player ever. Don't forget to vote on the other debate in this bracket!
There's a reason why His Royal Airness is the considered the greatest player ever, and it wasn't just his gaudy stats or late-game performances.
Jordan brought swag and style that had never been seen in the league before. Whether it was his wagging tongue, acrobatic finishes or intimidating stares, Jordan had a flair that defined an entire generation of NBA players.
Jordan's six championships are still the gold standard for greatness, as well as his ability to add all new skills to improve his game. Many people say they would run over their moms to win a game. Michael Jordan may be the only athlete who actually meant it.
Johnson had flash and style but it was backed up with substance and a crazy desire to win. No one took a mental snapshot of the court like the Michigan State alum who made pinpoint passes without even having to look at the target. And when the team needed a bucket, he wasn't afraid to take the team on his back to hit a big shot.
Johnson huge smile made fans at ease, but behind those chicklets was a sinister competitor who would do anything to make sure his opponents left the arena with their spirits broken.