If LBJ played in the late 80s or early 90s he'd be nothing more than the biggest school girl in the yard........ the refs allowed Bryant to be a bit more physical than the Queen is used too....... Bryant gave him a little bit of the old school treatment and LBJ had a little pout going on.
Jordan would have owned the Queen and owned him bad back when you were allowed to hand check and get physical ....... he would have never allowed the space for LBJ to get moving and explode.
Lebron would dominate in any era. Hes too physically gifted. He gets blocked a couple times in a friggin all star game and people are saying he wouldnt be effective in the 80s/90s. Im starting to take a back seat and look at the NBA more objectively and its pretty hilarious whats fans say at times. .
The game really is changing. Athleticism is so key now. Those 6'8-6'10 Lebron/KD like players is the next generation and what kids will be watching growing up as a model of success if their growing to that height.
On a side note. MJ was only hating on Lebron because hes the biggest threat to his GOAT status. Kobes a diet MJ. Lebron is a once in a generation talent with his size speed, strength, and how he plays. He'll fall short because MJ's acheivements were impeccable with little failure. It only took about 10 years for MJs untouchable GOAT status to slowly start fading away. Thats sports though.