Austin Rivers on LeBron James: “It’s Gonna Be Hard Not To Make a Case When He Is Done Playing, He Is Gonna Be the Greatest of All Time”

Published 12/20/2021, 7:30 AM EST
Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) celebrates the win over the Dallas Mavericks during overtime at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy Reuters


The global pandemic has been a scourge on the entire sporting world and the NBA has also suffered a lot during that interval. The season began with several players and staff members getting sick every day.

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Most of the work is being done by the league to ensure everyone’s health throughout the season. They make sure that everything goes on smoothly. As a result of this, the teams are at their peak due to missing players and to cover required protocols. Specifically, the Brooklyn Nets are maintaining the necessary protocols to maintain the safety of the players and keep their title hopes alive this season.

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Safe to say, things haven’t been smooth sailing for all franchisees in the leagues. Chiefly, Austin Rivers shared his views on Instagram regarding the play against the nets and the game of LeBron James. His take on certain aspects about the game come from a place of deep introspection about the way the season has played out.

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In Rivers’ opinion, LeBron James will be one of the greatest players of all time

During the game, Rivers mentioned that the Denver Nuggets team was confused about their strategy against the Brooklyn Nets since the only players they knew were Mills, Griffin, and Thomas; and they had to make a new scouting report. He added, I didn’t even know who I was guarding. I was guarding anonymous.

Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) celebrates the win over the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Having only Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving, the Nets had little inspiration, but they are struggling to make a stand without their best player because of the drastic selection of players.

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Rivers also mentioned LeBron James’s status as the greatest of all times during the live session, saying, The fact that he is 36-37 years old still doing what he is doing in the NBA… It’s gonna be hard not to make a case when he is done playing, he is gonna be the greatest of all time, just due to how the back-end of his career is still. Dude’s a top player in the NBA. At like 36-37 years old. That’s just silly man.

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He then talked about the new generation of basketball players and high schools. He described them as being popular on social media and having the latest and greatest things.

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Do you agree with Rivers’ perspective on this new upcoming generation? What do you think about this interview with Rivers?

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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