After winning the last two MVPs with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James was largely vilified after departing to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat.
And while it was expected that his numbers would drop off considerably, LeBron has still managed to post an outstanding line of 26.6 points (second in the NBA), 7.6 rebounds. 7.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.2 threes per contest, all while shooting 51 percent from the field.
Moreover, the 26-year-old forward's versatility and combination of size, skill and athleticism are rivaled by no one.
And although his team has had their well-publicized struggles, James has led the Heat to a 54-23 record—good for fourth in the NBA.
But when one considers that James has done this while playing alongside new teammates, the feat is all the more impressive.
So even though he has yet to win an NBA championship—and let's face it, he didn't have a lot of help in Cleveland—and he most likely won't win this year, it seems as though it will only be a matter of time before LeBron and the Heat bring home a title.
After all, Kobe and Shaq didn't win a title together until their fourth year, and it even took Jordan and Pippen the same four-year period before winning it all.
And if you want any more reasons why LeBron James is the best player in the NBA, you can check out this article.