I don’t necessarily think Lebron needs five rings to surpass Kobe on the All-Time greatest list, but he definitely needs more than one.
This is what Michael Jordan was saying when asked who is better on his list right now.
If you had to pick between the two, that would be a tough choice, but five beats one every time I look at it.
And not that he [James] won’t get five. He may get more than that, but five is bigger than one.
This isn’t groundbreaking material, just common sense. You also have to factor in the fact Kobe has been in the league much longer than LeBron so has had the opportunity to collect more rings.
LeBron still has some work to do, but unlike Kobe, he is just hitting the Optimus Bron stage of his career, so it isn’t out of the question he could get five or more, people just need to be patient before crowning him the king.