Lebron James Says He is GOAT

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Lebron recently said that because of how the Cavs won the 2016 NBA finals, that he is the greatest NBA player of all time. What do you guys think about this? LBJ has already been taking some heat for this. Personally, I think it's a bit much to say it, even if he thought it, but not a big deal IMO.
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James called himself the greatest of all time when discussing the Cleveland Cavaliers' 2016 performance in the NBA Finals. Cleveland were down 3-1 in the series against the Golden State Warriors but the Cavs rallied to win....


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When I first watched the clip and I wasn't convinced he really believed that himself....lol. I don't believe he is but the only thing that matters is what one believes in himself or herself at the end of the day.


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confident is good but overconfident is not good lol


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His 2016 run was incredible. I don’t think there’s another perimeter player (that I’ve ever watched) that could’ve been substituted for him and still won that title. Don’t know whether that makes him the GOAT or not, but he’s certainly in the conversation.

The one argument for him against Jordan is that when LeBron leaves a team they absolutely crumble. Whereas when Jordan left the Bulls in 94 they were still really good (won like 55 games if I remember correctly), and even had a slim chance of returning to the finals.


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Facts.if the lakers continue to stumble, Lebron is clearly the MVP.


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I'm not really a Lebron fan but I know there is bias against him regarding getting another MVP. I believe Harden is the shoe in thus far. They love that guy.


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He’s probably the GOAT. Gonna finish with a ton of records.... maybe even challenge for the all-time scoring record if he plays to age 40. If he wins another title or two, I’d consider him the GOAT.

I’ll consider him the GOAT without question if he takes this Laker team to a championship. This team is proving that they basically suck without him


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userpete1037 wrote:
I'm not really a Lebron fan but I know there is bias against him regarding getting another MVP. I believe Harden is the shoe in thus far. They love that guy.

Think Greak Freak might have something to say about that before season is done.


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Maybe LeBron can learn the Harden kick-out move and average 50 points a game!

Addendum: I see LaMarcus Aldridge is getting lotsa notice for a 56 point game. Let's put this in persective:

Kobe Bryant has played 135 games in which he has scored 40 or more points; of these, 6 were 60-plus point games and 26 were 50-plus point games, one was 81 points. He is third behind Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan, who scored 40 or more in 284 and 211 games, respectively.

Facts is facts, Jack!


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Some records that may fall.

LeBron James: 327 points away from passing Michael Jordan for fourth on the all-time scoring list; 74 assists away from passing Andre Miller for 10th; 3 triple-doubles away from passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth most all-time; 36 steals away from passing Kobe Bryant for 15th all-time; 2 3-pointers away from passing Steve Nash for 19th on the all-time list.

Don't think he is GOAT personally but amazing statistically.


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I heard Lebron will miss the next three extremely difficult games? It appears as if they are just preparing for next season which I suppose is fine. If they are in fact scrapping this season, we need to do it right. Half a**'ing the tank will get us another player like Ingram. We need to go for the gold here if that is really what they are planning. I don't want to see another wasted season for the 10th first round pick. That would really bother me.


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Angeluus wrote:
I heard Lebron will miss the next three extremely difficult games? It appears as if they are just preparing for next season which I suppose is fine. If they are in fact scrapping this season, we need to do it right. Half a**'ing the tank will get us another player like Ingram. We need to go for the gold here if that is really what they are planning. I don't want to see another wasted season for the 10th first round pick. That would really bother me.

Well the Lakers have already won 24 games. The Cavs sit at 9, Bulls and Knicks at 10, Sun's at 11 and Hawks at 14. I really don't see any of those teams getting to 24 wins so at best the Lakers would finish 6th worst. With the 4 top picks being lottery now instead of 3, they could still end up with the 10th pick, although highly unlikely.

It's just too late to start tanking at this point. I'd be content with Luke figuring out some half decent rotations, the young core actually being forced to run some sets instead of ISO and trade Rondo/KCP and whoever else for some picks.

Bringing in players on 1 year deals or hoarding cap space is a sure sign of a wasted season ahead. It's been going on for way to long with the franchise.


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Tempy wrote:
Well the Lakers have already won 24 games. The Cavs sit at 9, Bulls and Knicks at 10, Sun's at 11 and Hawks at 14. I really don't see any of those teams getting to 24 wins so at best the Lakers would finish 6th worst. With the 4 top picks being lottery now instead of 3, they could still end up with the 10th pick, although highly unlikely.

It's just too late to start tanking at this point. I'd be content with Luke figuring out some half decent rotations, the young core actually being forced to run some sets instead of ISO and trade Rondo/KCP and whoever else for some picks.

Bringing in players on 1 year deals or hoarding cap space is a sure sign of a wasted season ahead. It's been going on for way to long with the franchise.

I'd be ok with that as well. I think Zion is a long shot at this point. Would be amazing though.


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