When it comes to basketball, the debate between MJ and LeBron fans will never end. But for many fans, it comes down to rings. So since MJ has more rings than James, that’s the end of the debate. MJ is the greatest of all time by that logic. Though, Robert Horry (7) would like a word. But the same argument applies to quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Touchdown Tom, as we know, has five championships. Meanwhile, Rodgers has only one.
And based on his comments Wednesday afternoon ahead of Green Bay’s matchup against New England Sunday night, you can count one for the “rings” crowd.
“He’s got five championships,” Rodgers told ESPN’s Rob Demovsky on Wednesday. “I think that ends most discussions.”
For many fans, that’s absolutely true. And just like MJ versus LeBron, fans on either side of the argument will never budge from that side. If you’re Team LeBron, you’re Team LeBron forever. Same goes for Team MJ. Or Rodgers. Or Brady.
In fact, we’re not going to waste many words on why so-and-so is better than so-and-so. Instead, we’ll just mention what Brady said about Rodgers on Tuesday.
“I think it’s inspiring,” he told sports radio WEEI during his weekly interview on Tuesday. “Even for me, I watch his game and it makes me want to get out there and practice and improve, because I think he’s so phenomenal with how he manages himself in the pocket. His ability to throw the football is unlike anyone in probably the history of the league. It’s pretty awesome to watch.”
Brady would also stop short of picking a GOAT when asked. In other words, Sunday’s matchup is all about respect. These two guys love each other. And, they appreciate each other’s abilities. Looking ahead to the matchup, the Packers (3-3-1) in the worst way. After their heartbreaking loss Sunday against the Rams, they need a win. As for the Patriots (6-2), they’ll want to keep pace with the Chiefs (7-1).
One thing is certain: All eyes will be on Rodgers and Brady.