Is it ridiculous at this point to compare LeBron James' career to that of the greatest player of all time in Michael Jordan?
Yes. Absolutely it is.
However, instead of comparing the present career of James and the finished career of Jordan's, we're going to take a look at how the Miami Heat MVP could possibly be recognized as the greatest to ever play the game by the end of his career.
Many have attempted to usurp the throne of greatest player in NBA history. Many thought Grant Hill and Penny Hardaway had a chance before injuries, people still think Kobe Bryant is arguably better than Jordan (not me) and now we're already beginning to speculate on what type of career the 23-year-old Kevin Durant is going to have after leading his team to their first NBA Finals since moving to OKC.
Today, we speak on James—the most scrutinized and critiqued three-time MVP in NBA history.
Never before has a player with so many accolades and talent been so criticized. While some will say James brought it upon himself, it's still tough to argue with someone who's won three MVPs and has been averaging 20-5-5 every year of his career.
The championship will come. LeBron is too good of a player not to achieve one in his prime.
If he doesn't win it this year, he still has three years left on his contract with the Miami Heat. He, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are plenty good enough to win a title with the minor help of a supporting cast that may offer more than what the current supporting case does.
We delve into this tired argument by analyzing 10 steps LeBron can take to actually become the greatest by the end of his career.