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In the absence of his team creating a roster talented enough to win a championship, LeBron orchestrated one himself.
Aside from the television special, the main criticism about his departure was that by playing with Wade and Bosh, LeBron was somehow conceding that he couldn't be “The Guy”. After all, LeBron did say it was “Wade’s team.”
However, in spite of that criticism, and that statement, his Finals MVP proves he was the driving force behind the Heat.
Wade has even gone on record as saying, as hard as the adjustment was, he had to step back and let LeBron lead because, “he was the best player on the team and the best player in the world.”
For all his tendencies to defer in late-game situations, he has not played second fiddle by any objective measure. LeBron has also been more clutch than people want to believe.
Additionally, as LeBron pointed out himself, most of the greats did play with other All-NBA caliber players.
Jordan had Pippen and Rodman
Magic had Abdul-Jabbar and Worthy
Bird had McHale, Parish, and Johnson
So in the grand scheme of things, the LeBron, Wade and Bosh partnership is not that unique relative to other championship teams.