While the 2023 NBA Draft might be headlined by the best prospect since LeBron James, Victor Wembanyama, there are still plenty of other talented players in the lottery. One of the biggest storylines of the draft itself is which prospect will go second overall between the G League’s Scoot Henderson and Alabama’s Brandon Miller.
Henderson was widely viewed as the better of the two prospects but there has been recent momentum for Miller to go second overall. Miller is the better fit on paper next to LaMelo Ball in Charlotte and in general, two-way wings are typically more valuable than smaller guards.
Both guys have the potential to be very special and it is a hard decision for Charlotte to make, especially with the potential route of trading the pick as well. While it is undoubtedly difficult, perhaps the decision will be made easier after Miller debuted the worst LeBron James take of all time.
Brandon Miller calls Paul George the basketball GOAT over LeBron James
This one is so bad that it is hard to even begin to justify. Last year Benedict Mathurin said that he was already better than LeBron James and this still probably takes the cake for the craziest thing that an incoming rookie has said about LeBron.
Look, Paul George is a very good player and when he is at his absolute best, he is one of the 10 best players in the league. There are very few guys that have the kind of offensive impact and defensive impact that George has.
The problem is that he is not always at his best and he is not always healthy. And even when he is at his best, many people still rank him behind LeBron James in the NBA hierarchy. That might finally change as LeBron is approaching 40, but still.
It is obvious that Miller has an affinity for George as he grew up watching him and modeled his game after him. But to not only call him better than LeBron, but to call him the GOAT? That is a new level of absurdity.
And this is why we cannot always trust players’ opinions on who the greatest of all time is. Don’t think LeBron is the GOAT? Fine, that is not that contentious. But Paul George? C’mon now.