When it comes to the GOAT debate, no two names are more relevant than LeBron James and Michael Jordan. As two of the greatest basketball players ever, it's no surprise that they often get compared to each other.

And while many keep an open mind on the discussion, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith says that, in his mind, it's impossible for LeBron to pass up MJ. Here's what he said in an episode of 'First Take.'

"I understand how phenomenal LeBron James is, he's on the mount Rushmore, I got him number 2 all-time. I got him number two in the history of basketball, and you would think I've crucified this man.