Gilbert Arenas Critiques LeBron James on Instagram, Says He's Not a No. 1 Option

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 30, 2015

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Gilbert Arenas and LeBron James were once involved in a legitimate rivalry on the court.

Now that Arenas is out of the league, he can sit back and watch James dominate the NBA. Based on a recent social media post, it looks like Agent Zero—who hasn't played in the NBA since 2012—has been taking notes on James' game.

The 33-year-old Arenas took to Instagram on Wednesday night to share his thoughts on James:

KINGJAMES.....this person comes around once in a blue moon...a man whos so physically gifted he could walk into any sport and be a HOF'ER off his natural (God given ability) last person who was this gifted in sports might have been #BOJackson...LET'S take away EVERY STAT and start from scratch..#NATURAL gifts...6-8..275..44 inch vert...once at top speed can't be stopped...vision like magic johnson..a natural #LEFTY who plays basketball as a righty....him stepping on a nba floor with no effort stats are 25 6 7...now his WEAKNESSES he had to work on to be the G.O.A.T...James is more like a train then a cheetah in movement.. his first 2 steps aren't very powerful so this hurt him on iso's and the ability to blow pass players from standstill position...hints why he's at the point he needs to be moving at all time so when he decides to attack he's already in full motion...he doesnt change direction well becuz he doesn't bend much he plays str8 up and down like #jkidd did which limits him from cross overs and spinning...James isn't a #1 option..and yes I (didn't stutter) he lacks #selfishness so he will always need a go to guy like wade was or kyrie.. he lacks what jordan and kobe were..great 1 on 1 players... he needs a pure scorer beside him so he can carry the TEAM load...he gets bashed alot by media becuz he doesn't take over like #MJ or #KB but #LBJ is MAGIC with Jordan like athleticism..so he walks into stats without trying and when forced he will give u 41 12 8...the finals was the first time in his career he was physically pushed to the limit becuz he had no one to defur to...when players like magic,Barkley and analysis bash him I cringe...like u ppl have no idea what he could do if he had (1) season just 1 selfish season like kobe did in 2005-06 he will avg 40+ 11 9 and no one could do s--t about it...it's sad the world wont get to see Who I'm talking about becuz his legacy is built on winning...if u doubt what I'm saying..look at every game he was pissed off and was challenged....this man could be the second best 3rd for sure player to ever play when it's all said and done around 2020+and he didn't even tap into his ability to be GREATEST..

There's a lot to digest in the post. One of the main takeaways from the post is that Arenas doesn't believe James is a "No. 1 option" because he "lacks selfishness." As great as James is, Arenas believes the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar could be even better if he had Kobe Bryant's mentality.

Arenas gives James plenty of credit in the post, but he does also knock the four-time NBA MVP at times. With this post, he is just the latest person to chime in on James' legacy.

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