Damian Lillard doesn't think 'people will ever be able to admit someone is better than Jordan'

Damian Lillard thinks that even if a player came along that was better than Jordan fans wouldn’t admit it. (Getty)

According to Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard, Michael Jordan’s position as the consensus greatest player in NBA history is safe for, well, forever. The two-time All-Star’s reasoning has nothing to do with Jordan’s ability relative to other NBA greats and everything to do with the notion that fans will never be able to admit that a player is in fact better than the Bulls legend.

The former Weber state standout shared his views on Twitter in response to a question from a fan regarding the possibility of four-time MVP LeBron James supplanting Jordan as the greatest player in history.

For a league with fans and analysts so obsessed with debating the relative greatness of its legends, Lillard’s measured response offers an interesting angle to the never-ending discussion. In a CBS Sports piece form early 2017, the site ranked Jordan as the greatest player of all time – followed by James, Wilt Chamberlin, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.