When LeBron James arrived in LA, a bright ray of hope rejuvenated Lakers fans. Instantly, the Lakers went from a mediocre team to championship contenders, and this season the team added Anthony Davis to the roster. So far, everything has been going according to the plan for them.
The team finished on top of the Western Conference and will compete for a spot in the NBA finals against the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
However, as great as LeBron James is, in the eyes of many NBA fans he will always remain #2 in the GOAT conversation. Who’s #1? None other than ‘His Airness’, Michael Jordan.
James’ former teammate Chris Bosh recently appeared on the ‘NBA on ESPN’ podcast, where he weighed in on this everlasting debate. Bosh said:
“I’m gonna go with LeBron, because that’s my guy, I played with him, he’s given me many assists and many open shots…he was responsible for nice portion of my points that I got in Miami”
Bosh also pointed out the biggest difference between the two.
“Bron is more of a distributor. So if you watch his games, he passes, he gets his teammates involved early, and then he kinda becomes aggressive in scoring. MJ usually, he had the triangle offense, they mastered that, and he was always looking to penetrate the defense, be aggressive.
“To be honest, I was always envious of him [LeBron James] man, everybody is like OH MY GOODNESS, LEBRON JAMES. Yes, of course, he has been looking at offensive packages for his whole life. As a big, I always wanted to be like that.”[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biPTXorf7BA?start=187]
As Bosh said, LeBron has always been a facilitator in his career. LBJ fills the role of floor general in any squad he joins and elevates his teammates.
What’s next for LeBron James?
LeBron James is in his 17th year as an NBA player and is showing no signs of slowing down. He is among the top 3 MVP Candidates and was selected for NBA All-Team for the 16th time this season.
Moreover, James and the Lakers are just eight wins away from becoming the NBA championship. The biggest goal for James right now must be to win the Lakers their 17th championship.
Can LeBron James win a ring for the Lakers?
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