Lebron is probably right. Dan Marino was probably a better quarterback than say Troy Aikman, but Aikman has three rings and people see him in a different light because of it.
Hakeem has two rings, Patrick Ewing has none and that’s why no one has Ewing over The Dream. It might not be fair, but it is the reality of the situation.
Here is what Optimus Bron had to say.
“(Jordan) said he would take Kobe over me because … five rings are better than one, and the last time he checked, five is better than one,” James said. “At the end of the day, rings don’t always define someone’s career. If that’s the case, then I’d sit up here and say I would take (Bill) Russell over Jordan. But I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t take Russell over Jordan. Russell has 11 rings, Jordan has six. I wouldn’t do that.”
Bron makes perfect sense, too bad it doesn’t matter. Everyone knows Lebron is great, but to be mentioned in the same breath with Jordan, Russell, Magic, Kobe, Bird, Wilt and etc of the world, he needs multiple rings. One ring just won’t do it.