As if there were any other doubt, LeBron James is the Greatest Basketball Player of All Time. The NBA All-Star has an eight-episode series on HBA where he discusses his journey to become the world’s most famous icon and role model.
In one of the episodes, he states that his victory over the Golden State Warriors in 2016 cemented him as the GOAT. For those who don’t remember, this is the Warriors team that broke the all-time regular season win record finishing at 73-9. The previous record was held by the Chicago Bulls led by third-best player in NBA history, Michael Jordan. The glorious victory of the Splash Brothers led LeBron to say the following:
“That one right there made you the greatest player of all time.”
– LeBron James talking to Himself
The fact that he beat a historically great team is a feat within itself, but he also beat them after falling into a 1-3 deficit. Let’s also keep in mind that this Cleveland team, prior to his return, was one of the worst teams in the NBA. We also cannot ignore the fact that Cleveland had not won a championship for 52 years until King James came along. Let us ignore the fact that Draymond Green was suspended for Game 5 and Andrew Bogut sustained a finals-ending injury in that same game.
I challenge anyone to take LeBron James’s place and achieve the same feat.