The greatest NBA player of all time, who’s that? LeBron James filled in the blank by calling himself the #1 player of all time.
James is not use to calling himself the greatest basketball player of all time.
“That one right there made me the greatest player of all time,” James said in a episode of ESPN’s “More Than An Athlete”.
“That’s what I felt. I was super, super ecstatic to win one for Cleveland because of the 52-year drought. And then after I stopped, I was like, that one right there made you the greatest player of all time. Everybody was talking how they were the greatest team ever assembled, and for us to come back the way we came back, I was like, you did something special.
“That was one of the only times in my career I felt like, you did something special. I haven’t had much time to sit back and think. But that was a moment.”
LeBron is using this as an example of his greatness which he performed in the NBA finals against the Warriors and battled back from a 3-1 deficit.
If you combine James’ efforts in game 5 & 6 you’ll see he put up some seriously sick numbers. Combined they totaled 81 points, 27 assists, 7 steals & 6 blocks.
James may or may not be alone in this heated debate on who’s the greatest of all time. LeBron spoke about the conversation with Sports Illustrated ” That “ghost”, of course, is Michael Jordan.
During the NBA finals James averaged nearly 30 ppg and was awarded the Finals MVP.