Lebron James is an American star NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers of Major League Baseball. Widely regarded as one of the most skilled and dominant players of all time, James is often compared to Michael Jordan in arguments over who is the best NBA player ever. This is not an uncommon scenario. People like to make a correlation between great athletes with great personalities and even though Jordan may have a big personality and a big game, there’s no clear-cut evidence that proves that Michael Jordan is not the best player ever.
So who is right? And who is wrong? Here is how we decide.
First of all, we have to consider who actually has the best chance to win the title. In this case, Lebron James. He has the advantage of having the highest upside of any player in the league and the luxury of playing in one of the easiest environments to achieve a title. He also has the benefit of playing for a team with a winning record (albeit a bad one this year) and a star coach in Phil Jackson. Additionally, Lebron has a lot of talent. If he were to develop a good outside shot and sharpen his ball-handling skills, he has an excellent chance of repeating his success from last season and getting another title.
On the other hand, how many rings does Kobe Bryant have? Bryant has the advantage of playing for a team with a proven winning record and a star coach in Phil Jackson. He also has the advantage of being a very talented athlete, one with exceptional size and athleticism. However, does this outweigh the fact that he plays in the biggest market? The fact remains that while Kobe Bryant has an excellent opportunity to get multiple rings, it’s more likely that he’ll just accomplish two.
There are two obvious scenarios in which a player with a huge contract can be crowned King of Rings. One scenario is when he’s playing for a team that is expected to do well in the playoffs. In this case, the possibility that he’ll win multiple rings is more likely. However, if he’s on a bad team, he may not get the kind of attention from fans that he would get if he was playing for a contender.
The other possibility is if he’s playing for a contender like the Lakers, Heat, or even the Pistons. In this case, the hype would be unprecedented. Naturally, every single player in the league has the potential to be the best, but only one can become the best. It’s just a fact of life. Players like Lebron James will always be compared to legends such as Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, and Shaquille O’Neal. They are the cream of the crop in the NBA and have been for quite some time now.
How many rings will Lebron have is irrelevant? It’s a silly question to ask because it trivializes what he does. How many rings will he have as a player is just as irrelevant? It’s a question that doesn’t matter one bit because there isn’t one person who can answer that question because there is no one left to ask it. There is no Hall of Fame just for players like Lebron James and I’m pretty sure no Hall of Fame exists for players with No contracts (at least, not yet).
What matters is how long he will play for his rings. How long will he be able to maintain his dominance over the competition and maintain his title as the best player of all time? How many rings will his Nike Commercials hold before he loses them? It doesn’t matter because as long as he stays healthy and wins a championship, no one really cares about how many rings he has.