The discussion on the title of the “G. O. A. T.” (Greatest Of All Time) is as old as the NBA itself. The participants in the debate are however mostly restricted to Fans and experts. Players who are considered to be candidates for the title, rare. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers said in the program “More Than an Athlete” on the US sports channel “ESPN”, he is the best player in the history. Winning the title in 2016 with the Cleveland Cavaliers was responsible.
“This has made me the greatest player of all time. So it came to me. Because of the 52-year title drought, I was thrilled to get Cleveland a championship. And after the end of the celebrations, I thought then, that makes me the greatest player of all time,” said the 34-Year-old.
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Since 1964, when the Cleveland Browns (American Football) Champions, had to win, no Team from the industrial city in Ohio, a title in one of the four major sports in the USA (American Football, Basketball, Baseball, ice hockey). In one of the most exciting final series in the NBA history, the Forward led his Team to a 1:3 deficit against the Golden State Warriors in seven Games for the first championship in the team’s history. The Cavaliers were the first team that was able to catch a 1:3 in the NBA Finals, and James for the “Hometown Hero” – he grew up in Akron, a neighboring city of Cleveland.
The historical quality of the opponent team from Oakland reinforced the importance of the Comebacks. In the regular season, the Warriors had won with Stars such as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green 73 of 82 Games and, therefore, the record of Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls (72 wins) from the season 1995/1996 broken.
“All of the languages that they were the greatest Team ever assembled. And so coming back, how we did it – because I had the feeling to have accomplished something Special. That was one of the rare times in my career where I had this feeling,” James said in the broadcast.
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In the seven final James play against Golden State scored more points, Rebounds, Assists, Steals and Blocks than all of the other participating professionals. Over the course of a Playoff series that was achieved by any player. Subsequently, he was awarded for the third Time in his career as the most valuable player of the NBA Finals.
But whether James is indeed the best basketball player history? Many of the statistics are not in favour of clearly clarify the question.
set or James has time, its record of success continue to improve. In its 16. Season he still plays at the highest level, currently with the Los Angeles Lakers, moved to where he in the summer. His contract runs until 2022. The Team is currently in sixth place in the Western Conference.