On Christmas Day, future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki saw his statue unveiled outside the American Airlines Center. After the ceremony, Nowitzki spoke with reporters, and during his interview, Dirk was asked about LeBron James still playing at a high level in year 20.

“tremendous if he can still play like this. It’s year 20. The athleticism is incredible. So I’m happy for him. You know I always say that Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T, [but] if he really surpasses Kareem in the scoring record I’m sort of running out of arguments for Michael.” 

“I mean, what this guy has done has been nothing short of incredible, the longevity,” the seven-footer continued. “I’ll always say being called ‘King’ at 15 and how he turned out and what he’s done for communities where he played and changed so many lives, so he’s a very special athlete. I think for now, we [can] appreciate watching him and the level he’s playing at.”