Whether you've posed or you've been the recipient of that question, it usually leads to a lengthy heated debate with two names usually dominating the discussion: Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Yet after collecting the 2020 NBA Finals Championship trophy and the award for MVP (Most Valuable Player), James still felt the need to address the perceived critics.
"It means a lot to represent this franchise - when I joined I promised to put this franchise back where it belongs. We just want our respect, Laker nation wants its respect. I want my damn respect too," James said sternly.
Confetti scattered at his feet and speaking in the foreground of the team - a trophy in each hand - James said: "One thing I can do is commit to the game. I put myself, my mind and my body in a position to be available to my teammates. That's the best thing you can do for your team, be available.
"I have never missed a play-off game in my career. I just hope I make my guys, the fanbase and my family proud," he added.
With Covid-19 restrictions meaning no fans were allowed inside the arena at Disney World in Florida, the applause generated by his team-mates perhaps failed to match the magnitude of what James had just accomplished.