Jellincon wrote:Good thing no one watched ESPN. The love fest was just too much. Some of the host were talking about how they should really be celebrating Lebron's first ring instead of the Heat winning. They had a video segment about Lebron's journey from high school all the way to his first championship. On the front page of ESPN's website is Lebron with a "King Me" headline and on the NBA page the headline reads "Chosen Won". Jon Barry and crew were already placing Lebron in the top 10 and also saying that he deserves comparisons to Jordan now. Magic did try to say it's still premature to compare Lebron to Jordan but he agreed with the claim of Lebron being top 10 now with only one ring.
I posted this in the LBJ thread:
I don't see how LeBron is top 10 all-time yet. Think about it:
My top 5 list (without order): MJ, Kobe, Magic, Kareem, Russell.
6-10 (without order): Bird, Wilt, Jerry West, Shaq, Oscar Robertson/Duncan/Dr. J -couldn't decide-
So, for LeBron to be top 10, 1 of those guys would have to be dropped. I just can't see it.
And I'm still leaving out:
IMO, right now, 3 MVPs, great numbers, and finally a ring and a finals MVP, LeBron would be among the top 15 players of all time considering that he has a lot of time left.
I don't think you can place him in the top 10 just yet.
EDIT: BTW, I just came across this:
Kareem, 1971: 27-19-3, 61% FG, Finals MVP
Kareem, 1985: 26-9-5, 61% FG, Finals MVP
consistency and longevity. Amazing.