Although it would be hard to see I have no problem with Lebron's skill being praised because plain and simple the kid can play and is one of the best in the game. HOWEVER, I have said once and will continue to say he is manufactured hype. There are no excuses for Magic, Bird, Kobe, Shaq, MJ or guys who didn't win like Malone/Stockton, Barkely etc. If you want to be considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, then you have to stand up to the scrutiny. I have a friend who is a die-hard Miami fan and has been since I have met him 16 years ago. He always says, "when are haters going to get off Lebron". I say the same thing every time: No one chose to make a spectacle of changing teams, no one chose to have a parade before the season started and spout off the not 1, not 2, not 3... stuff, no one chose to "check my stats" and fail to show up in big games constantly, no one said walk around like you have won before you have won... no one but Lebron.
He isn't MJ and he never will be even if he wasn't being compared to the over-obsessed ghost of MJ like Kobe gets. He has always been more like Magic than Michael but the media wanted to deminish Kobe vs Michael so badly they had to keep making the comparisons. Lebron is both a perpetrator and victim of all this and unfortunately I don't think he has the "it" to really deal with it all.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.