How LeBron James Would Have Stacked Up in Every NBA Era

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How LeBron James Would Have Stacked Up in Every NBA Era
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When it comes to LeBron James, there's no better question to pose than "what if?"

Watching him break a number of records that it seems will inevitably culminate in his fourth league MVP award, we've learned so much about the Chosen One this season alone.

But while we know all there is to know about James and his place in the game today, what if he had played yesterday? What if he had gone up against Oscar Robertson? Or Julius Erving? Or Magic Johnson? Or Michael Jordan?

James has spent a large portion of his career not necessarily being overshadowed, but being pitted against some of the all-time greats. Past stars like Robertson, Magic and Jordan are ones he has garnered direct comparisons to.

With His Airness recently asserting that Kobe Bryant is better than James now while also declaring that the King wouldn't be as successful in previous eras, the intrigue behind where LeBron would stand in years past is beginning to peak.

LeBron is, without a doubt, the best player presently in the NBA, but what if he were to take his talents to a decade when his greatest competition wasn't that of Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant or Chris Paul?


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