5. “He didn’t spend his entire career with one team.”
Bron was a rolling stone, indeed. He split his time between three NBA squads, including the shit show that was the South Beach migration. But riddle me this: Shaquille O’Neal (a.k.a. The Big Aristotle) played for six teams and also has four golden rings to show for it. Are you going to call out the 7’1”, 300-pound center on his lack of unilateral allegiance? Yeah. That’s what we thought you’d say.
4. “The league is soft as a baby’s ass these days.”
Sure, there’s no Bill Laimbeer or Rick Mahorn around to clothesline LBJ coming down the middle like a freight train. But let’s not act like Hack-a-Bron wasn’t a thing in past playoff series. Besides, Malice in the Palace went down during dude’s second year in the league — and even if Akron’s finest wasn’t there when they was shootin’ hands in the gym, dudes like Ben Wallace and Metta World Peace (back when he was Ron-Ron) weren’t exactly making it easy for Eastern Conference cats.
3. “He’s lost six times in the Finals.”
What do you do for a living? Cool. What’s the pinnacle in that profession? Now answer us this: Could you be in contention to win that industry’s top prize 10 out of 17 years? Have a Coke and a smile and STFU.
2. “He doesn’t have the DNA of an assassin.”
Listen up, G.I. Joe fanatics. Snake Eyes was a savage character. He absolutely had a killer mentality. But there’s more than one way to kill someone on the basketball court. James has 28 triple doubles in the playoffs. The only player in front of him? A 6’9” guard from Michigan State. You might know him. LeBron is one of the most precise assassins the NBA has ever seen because he could snipe you himself or simply set up one of his folks to deliver the dagger. Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.
1. “Jordan. That’s it. That’s the argument.”
We’re not saying you’re wrong, but we’re not saying you’re right, either.