The man is lebron james! Been to the finals by himself with a bum ass cavaliers team! Every time kobe won a ring he had a squad! As a matter of fact the first three rings were shaq because the year after he left in 06 shaq won a ring with the HEAT. What did kobe do that year? Hit 81 points against the raptors? Come on man! The young boy couldn't even make the playoffs. Kobe has never been without a big man, he a hoe always waiting for some big men to save his ass just like bynum, gasol, and odom rescued his dumbass. Not mention all kobe has is that mid range jumper. Lebron is all 5 basketball positions in 1! He could block the biggest centers like he stuffed kevin garnett last years playoffs, he could guard the fastest point guard like he guarded derrick rose in last years playoffs. The man is just an all around athlete. He is gonna be number 1 just give him time!
1- Michael Jordan (for now)
3-Kevin Durant (if he keeps it up)
4- Kobe bryant
It's a shame people put Kobe over LeBron. It's also wrong that people compare LeBron to Jordan. Take Magic Johnson's Game, add a bit more strength to it and you got LeBron. Rings are important, but not an argument to say who is the best player of all time. If I had to pick between Jordan and LeBron, I couldn't even decide which one is better. In the end of important games Jordan got that killer instinct but he cannot create as many finishing opportunities like LeBron can do. LeBron proved against San Antonio that he can be a closer and that he is definitely clutch. I think if he would be 2 years younger he could reach that Jordan-clutch-level. But LeBron has an unbelievable overview and basketball-IQ so he can create so many options at every time of the game and he can also shoot the ball very well.
So I cannot pick between these 2 great players, I would put em both on Position 1. On 2, there is Olajuwon and Magic. (But Kobe is definitely not under the top 5 of all time)
no one in the NBA can beat lebron james he's amazing kobe is good but lebrons better he's bigger faster and he will pass the ball to team mates instead of just shooting the whole game like kobe does lebron is a team player and my favorite basketbal player of all time give him a couple more years and he's going to be better the MJ lebron has 20 triple double and kobe has 16 and kobe has played hundreds of more games then lebron has like jerry west said (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.
" -- Jerry West
now thats all I gotta say about that - tanzimamin
James is truly a great player not even 28 and already scored 18,000 so like we did with chamberlain lets look at some of his achievements youngest person to win back to back MVP, youngest NBA All-Star MVP, youngest person to score 10,000 points, best player in the NBA now, NBA scoring champion, rookie of the year I could go on and on but let me just make this clear the reason LeBrons on this list and Kobe's not I because LeBron is the king and it's not that I have no respect for Kobe it's just that he is extremely over rated as soon as people see that the better things will be better in the NBA! - logankulas
Look at his most recent year, MVP, Championship, and a gold medal, only LeBron, His Royal Airness, and Bill are the only players to do that, they should be in the top three together. LeBron has the fades, the shots, the dunks, flashy passing, rebounds like a freak, pulls off insane steals, and can guard any position with no problem, defensive player candidate? So close to having a historical year, averaged over 27 points this season. In '04 is around the time where USA basketball had a downfall (retirement of so many legends within 4 years the retirement of the Chicago big three) now look at the team now, two Olympic medals... Thanks to LeBron forcing USA basketball to rise from the ashes, five more championships, then people will say he's better than Jordan
LeBron James led both teams in the three major categories (points, assists, and rebounds) during the 2015 NBA finals while being on the losing side. He is the only player besides Magic Johnson to get multiple triple-doubles in an NBA Finals series on two separate occasions. He joins Jerry West as the only other 40 point triple-double ever. Just by joining the Cavs he took the team two wins shy of winning the NBA when the season before the Cavs were not even contenders to win the title. This alone shows how valuable of a player LeBron is. He deserves to be part of the all-time starting V and by the end of his career will cement himself as one of the top four NBA players ever. He is a living legend, and it would be unjust to judge LeBron on the fact that he has only won two O'Brien trophies so far. A few more will come, and keep in mind that basketball is a team sport. In other words, he could not have been expected to win the 2015 NBA Finals as the only All-Star caliber player on that ...more
LeBron James may not be the best right now but he should be at least number 2 currently. By the end of his career he has the potential to be The Greatest Of All Time. He is improving his game every off season. And it is very noticeable during the season. For example the off season after he won his first ring he improved on his jump shot. Last season he was pretty good from beyond the arc, not great but pretty good. And that means you have to respect his shot from beyond the arc which will open other opportunities for him to make other plays or it will allow his teammates to get open for the score.
Despite MJ having more rings of course, I really do believe that Lebron is the better basketball player. He is just absolutely amazing and super talented. It's so hard not to like him! The thing I really like about Lebron is that he is an all around player. You don't see him putting up 40+ points a game. Instead, he really loves to get his teammates involved the best way he can. And the thing is, he could easily score 40+ a game if he wanted to. But he understands the fundamentals of the game. Basketball is not an individual sport. It's about involving others and making others around you even better, which Lebron does a fantastic job doing. At the end of his career, I would not be surprised to see that he ends up winning 6+ rings.
Amazing talent, I like how he passes the ball instead of just shooting it.
Rarely misses the shot, I like Kobe, but it would be boring to play in one team just because he doesn't pass the ball so often...
Amazing talent, not so old as well, lets see how everything turns out in future...
If he doesn't wins the champion ship, he doesn't counts as bad player, everyone has their Ups and Downs
This guy Lebron is hands down top 5 all around player in NBA history. His shooting is very consistent now, defense, passing, speed, strength, jumping ability, and basketball IQ... This guy obviously is about team and not racing to score the most point as fast as he can... Yet still is a good post move away from ending his career with over 40, 000 points and in less than 19 seasons... Unlike Kareem you was all about scoring and took like 30 seasons to score 38, 000 laugh out loud.
LeBron is amazing from any spot on the court. He's not the next MJ, he's LeBron James making the game he loves his own. No one has ever done it the way he has. He's an outstanding person & basketball player. He goes above and beyond to help his team, to play tohis capability which has no limits. No matter what, he's faced adversity with his head high and that's something to be proud of always. LeBron James is #GOAT!
We all should respect lebron not only for the game he plays but also for the hard work he did in his life, because he was a single parent child, and was not so sound like mj @ his childhood, he was not as privileged as mj was, n this is the only reason I like him for, may be he had many haters but I know he got more no. Of fans, who always respect him n like him for the game he plays n the person he is. May god bless lebron.
Well I believe lebron actually made it to the playoff finals, although they lost at least they got past the second round, where as oh wait who got beat lakers and em don't they have kobe bryant thought he could control a whole game by himself well apparently not, so come on guys vote the better player LeBron
All I can say is during the NBA finals against the Spurs when the Spurs had all there celebration items coming out on the floor with like a minute and a half left on the clock, the Heat took a timeout and when LeBron came back on the floor without his head band on, he demanded the ball and every time posting up a Spurs opponent he scored and brought his team back winning the game and then going on to WIN the finals that year, you got to give the man credit.
What LeBron James can do on the basketball court is outright jaw-dropping. He is the most athletic player of all time, he is a fantastic passer, dribbles with ease, and most importantly, makes everyone around him better. He made it to the championship with the second best player on the team being Larry Hughes. Now that he has his first ring, the sky is the limit for LeBron.
In an era where we have the most physically fit and capable of ball players I find that Lebron has been able to dominate the game. He is the most well rounded basketball player of all time. I would definitely put him above Kobe and most likely Jordan. The argument is always going to be about the rings so I hope that he gets his just so this argument can be put to rest farther down the road.
Lebron is the best he can do almost all kind of shootings like dunk (360), 3 point, fantastic dribbling skills, and his monster blocks all is in him that's why I vote for lebron than kobe, but before I voted for kobe when I was still eight but since saw james he became my #1idol. Look he burnt his cleverlands Jersey#23 just to change it into #6 miami heat wow what a great player he will beat maybe a few years after lebron would take the place of Jordan. That's all hope you like it
He's beast! Some might say he's a traitor, but I believe he did what isn't wrong. LeBron James is what the NBA really needs, he could shoot, drive, dunk and do whatever he wants. He could be as quick as a point guard, as strong as a forward and as durable as a center. There is nothing he could not accomplish, LeBron James could potentially be the best basketball player of all time.
Honestly, not because I'm a miami fan, but because I truly believe that LBJ should most definitely be #2. One time against charlotte, he almost went 13/13 shooting for the entire game. He went 12/13 actually. Even better than what I just said, most of the shots in that same game were not in the paint. You must be some dumb lakers fan or stupid to possibly think kobe could grab 30 pts just by shooting in one game.
lebron james is one of the best players of all time because he does everything that an nba player should do he passes he can score he's really fast and most importantly he plays very good defense these are some reasons why I think lebron james is one of the best players of all time
LeBron has carried his team much better than kobe has and should be placed in the top three! Kobe has a better team to back him up than LeBron does and still LeBron gets his team to the Conference finals year after year and Kobe can't even make the semi's.
LeBron James is a master, for such a small dude he is a gift. He is so much better than Kobe Bryant and Jordan. He is on my favorite team the Miami Heat, he won back to back MVP's that is almost impossible. He is a star and will continue to grow. He is the best of the best like Christiano Ronaldo with Football he is the best when it comes to Basket Ball. - zotz99
Lebron is one of NBA’s all time best. A player that represents his team Cavaliers very well. I mean this guy is awesome all around from not only his point average but as well as the assists that he produces in his games. A great player. LeBron isn’t had his very best yet, and that is hard to believe because he is completely awesome he is going to go places that no player has gone before. - Undertaker15-0
Lebron is definitely better than Kobe because he can shoot from anywhere on the court unlike Kobe who keeps on shooting from the corner for a fadeaway, another thing is that Lebron can dunk on anyone who gets in his way no matter how big and strong they are but Kobe can be blocked a little more. Lebron is certainly the next Michael Jordan.
LeBron is my favorite of all time GO MIAMI HEAT! Miami Heat is my my favorite and will always be
And there the best team ever and I think he is better than magic johnson was and I think he is better than
Michael jordan and way better than every one and better then kobe bryant and jason kidd and I would love to be his son GO LEBRON JAMES!