The debate of the most skilled player ever arose on NBA Countdown after comments LeBron James made about himself, stating he is the greatest of all time. All of the analysts agree that LeBron belongs in the conversation with the game’s greatest, but they aren’t ready to crown him as the greatest of all-time just yet.
Paul cites the number of championships won by other legends that would keep them ahead of LeBron in his eyes. Although LeBron emerged victorious over the 73-9 Golden State Warriors, that is just one great achievement from one season and shouldn’t be the determining factor when comparing full careers.
“I don’t know if you can self-proclaim this,” Pierce said. “That’s something up to the fans, writers and former players.”