Lakers’ Dennis Schroder Calls LeBron James the Best Point-Guard Ever

Published 03/27/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
Jan 13, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) high fives guard Dennis Schroder (17) and center Marc Gasol (14) during a time out against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James is one of the most versatile players in the NBA. While being a small-forward by nature, he can play several different positions. James’ freaky combination of size, speed, and athleticism makes him the Swiss Army Knife of the Los Angeles Lakers. In more recent years, his passing vision has placed him in the point-guard bracket, and one teammate believes he is the best ever in that position.

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Schroder calls LeBron James the best PG ever

Lakers’ Dennis Schroder spoke after the Lakers‘ win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. When talking about his teammate LeBron James, he had incredible praise for him. Schroder called James the greatest point guard of all-time. That is a heavy statement, given the historically amazing point guards, the NBA has seen in the last 40 years alone. But LeBron’s play merits those comparisons.

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Schroder, being a point guard himself, understands the position very well. And he has had the opportunity to play with another of the NBA’s great point guards – Chris Paul. So Schroder’s comments on James being the best ever in the position should not be dismissed. In the last few years, James has earned consideration and comparisons to players like Magic Johnson.

James has always been a pass-first player. What makes him even better is that his passing range is unparalleled in the NBA. Oftentimes, James makes passes that most people wouldn’t even see with their two eyes. His vision is up there among the greatest passers in NBA history. To add to that, James is also an incredible scorer and can do everything on the court.

LBJ and his incredible vision

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Last season, James led the NBA in assists. As a point guard, the primary focus is always on facilitating for the team. And James has done that on several occasions. Last year, James was focused on setting up many of his teammates, most notably Anthony Davis, who led the Lakers in all categories except assists. James has always been a very unselfish player, who wants to help those around him.

Feb 24, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball past Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) during the first quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

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Is LeBron James the greatest point guard of all-time? One can easily make that argument. However, for many, Magic Johnson is still up there as one of, if not, the best point guards. Furthermore, James’ original position being small-forward gives detractors ammunition to disqualify him from the point-guard argument. BUt James embodies what it is to be a modern-day NBA point guard, with amazing scoring and facilitating.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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