Life can’t get much better for LeBron James right now.
In the past eight months, the NBA superstar has successfully proposed to his girlfriend, won his third MVP award, claimed his first NBA Finals victory and along with it the NBA Finals MVP and helped Team USA win its second-straight gold medal.
Only Michael Jordan has completed the latter four achievements all in the same year.
If any team is going to dethrone the defending champion Miami Heat in next year’s playoffs, they will have to at least slow LeBron down and prevent him from single-handedly winning every game.
The following is my list of each team’s best option to do so.
I put each player in a group ranging from 1 to 4, with each group representing how good of a chance the player has at stopping LeBron:
Group 1: Only guarding him because someone on the team has to.
Group 2: Not the best option, but not awful.
Group 3: Good defenders. Should put up a fight.
Group 4: The best defenders. LeBron will have to work hard to put up his numbers.
(All stats credit to www.basketball-reference.com)