LeBron James Is The Greatest Player To Ever Play The Game

imageThe conversation has been on a variety of topics, Mount Rushmore, 5 championships, the greatest player of all time…..you’ve heard the pundants and the experts name the greatest NBA players and  the conversation over the last few days has been interesting. My opinion is that LeBron James is without a doubt the greatest basketball player of all time, even exceeding the exploits of one Michael Jordan. I know that is crossing the line, but I believe the time in which an NBA player actually played has a tremendous impact in determining who is in fact the greatest NBA player of all time. LeBron James has done it all and I  believe that the measure of a basketball player cannot be dictated by how many NBA titles said player actually won. There are two many factors involved in determining the greatest NBA player of all time and the way the modern game is played and administrated has an impact as well. First of all the game has changed, today’s  players are certainly more stronger and athletic today vs 10, 20 or even 30 years ago. In my opinion there has never been a player with the strength, endurance, basketball IQ, and bravery as LeBron James.  James won two NBA championships in Miami and I would venture to say he would have probably won at least three more had he elected to stay in Miami. It took per guts to leave Miami and to go back to Cleveland. The conversation changed when LeBron opted to return home to Cleveland. Suddenly it is not about the greatest clutch shooter, it is not about how many NBA titles Michael Jordan delivered or How many titles LeBron James delivered. The conversation is suddenly about how much better did LeBron James make the players around him….. Jordan was not an expert at making players around him better. He was simply interested in securing the wins in NBA title games. Jordan had endurance, however he was not interested in getting stronger, he was more interested in securing NBA titles. Nothing is wrong with that. However,  I have never seen a player with the physical skills set attention to detail and the ability to make each and every player the best they can be, Jordan did not have that skill set, LeBron James does.  James can score, he can rebound, he can run the floor and he could probably play all  5 positions on the basketball floor, Michael Jordan could not do this. What makes LeBron James so good, he is a student of the game, knows every play ahead of time and knows where his teammates  are in at any given time. What he has put together in Cleveland is remarkable. LeBron James  molded and shaped this team. Jordon never had this much influence, LeBron James is the greatest basketball player and the greatest facilitator, personnel administrator and teammate that anyone would want if they want to get better as basketball players. For these reasons LeBron James will go down as the greatest NBA player of all time, That is how good he is.   ,


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