LeBron James: A Championship Ring Solidifies The King As The Best Ever

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IApril 8, 2010

Many people have speculated that LeBron James could become the best player in the history of the NBA while others are still stubbornly stuck in the Jordan era.

Even though this article is certainly jumping to conclusions, it's never possible to go "too far" with a statement that's simply attempting to become certified.

Now let's think about this for a second.

If LeBron James wins a championship this season does he emerge as the best current player in the NBA?

For years analysts have compared Kobe Bryant and LeBron James to one another and the conclusion usually came down to the fact that James was still ring-less.

Last season 14-year All-Star guard Jerry West had this to say,

"Even though it's hard for me to be objective, because I brought Kobe to Los Angeles, I do think LeBron has surpassed Kobe as a player"

Although that is just one persons opinion, many agree with West that James is without a doubt the best player in the league as we speak.


When comparing the two to each other, James physique and overall power simply surpasses Bryant's, enabling the forward to have his way in the open court and virtually during every moment in any game.

While Bryant has his own exceptional talents that still out duels James', there is no argument that the King is the most dominate of the two.


Winning an NBA highest 66 games last season and 61 thus far this season, it's pretty obvious that LeBron James is the only reason for the Cavaliers success.

When taking a look at the teams roster from last season aside from James and point-guard Mo Williams, the entire team was composed of mediocre talent. Replacing James with any other All-star and there looking at a 40 win season if their lucky.

James' possesses the rare ability to basically uplift a team that was nothing without him to becoming the most elite organization in the league today.

If Bryant was placed onto this squad last season would he have been able to carry the Cavaliers to a league best 66 games?

James vs Jordan

While it seems like the only thing preventing James from being viewed as the best ever is one championship trophy, did you know that it took Michael Jordan seven long seasons before he finally made an appearance in the Finals to capture his first championship ring?

With so many foolishly believing that nobody can ever compare to Jordan, your ignorance should look no further.

James is only in his seventh season in the NBA and since the first day he stepped foot onto the NBA court he has been compared to the league's best.

Having not even entering his prime yet, LeBron James will solidify himself as the best player to have ever played the game once he wins the championship and holds his MVP trophy up for the entire world to see.