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Where do you stand?

Because although I love Michael Jordan's game, it's clear LeBron keeps getting better.

I am not the biggest fan of the NBA and I value my memories of MJ.  He achieved a lot and made some great games.  LBJ is the easiest way for the NBA to get me to care.  He is the present.  

It's almost unfair because LeBron's so much more talented than every other player.

That said, a player is not a team, and it's been very interesting to watch his career evolve from super star athlete to team leader.

They'll never be able to outplay LeBron; the best hope great teams like the Thunder and the Clippers have is that their team effort can beat the Heat's team effort.

By the way, this is amazing and unprecedented -- wow!!

LeBron James streak 2013


In the last seven months, James has flourished, winning his first N.B.A. championship with the Miami Heat and an Olympic gold medal with the United States team. He has been remarkably consistent, scoring 20 or more points in all but one of Miami’s 49 games.

This season he put together a stretch of 254 minutes without being called for a personal foul. And on Tuesday night, in a win over Portland, he scored 30 points on 73.3 percent shooting, the sixth consecutive game in which he scored at least 30 points while shooting 60 percent or better, an N.B.A. record. The streak has made most of the standard comparisons used for James seem irrelevant.

Silly me, I thought you were talking about the former president!

"Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States..." - Wikipedia

I don't think he was much of a basketball player.

James is much bigger and stronger than Jordan. He dominates every aspect of the game, even more so than Jordan did. He only has one championship so far but that's because he had to spend his first seven years with a mediocre team. And he improves every year.

Always hard to make apples-to-apples comparisons but I see no reason why James will not continue to be the best player in the world for years to come and eventually be regarded on the same level as Jordan and other all-time greats.

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