In my opinion actually Wilt Chamberlain is basketball GOAT with Jordan a close second. His era might not have been as strong as the 80s but definitely stronger than the era Lebron is playing in.I’ll give you the dream, drexler and the glove but as for the rest
barkley never showed up in shape
Malone couldnt score without the whistle and when he faced the jazz they were old. Yes jordan was too but dont forget he took almost 2 yrs off and saved mileage on his body
Isiah had a terrible injury that ended his career short
magic and bird were both in their 30s with a ton of playoff wear and tear when Jordan won his first ring
Shaq and kobe while not the pinnacle were lethal when paired together.
And when jordan was back Hakeem was 33 so not sure he had much left.
Jordan is goat and maybe goat of all sports the way he ushered in the sports into the mainstream world in north america. And I will admit jordans advanced stats even compared with todays players and rules are still on the top but to not recognize that he benefitted from a weaker (not bad)competition is unfair to the other guys.