With the debate about who the greatest player of all time is constantly looming, is it Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or Lebron James? LeBron is making it clear that by the time he hangs the Nikes up for good he wants to be known as the greatest of all time. To do that, he is the first player in the arena and the last to leave. He does not consider it extra, but what he is supposed to do as the team’s leader.
LeBron hears the constant chatter from everybody that compares him to Michael and Kobe but he does not let it phase him.
”It’s not for anyone to put rankings out,” James said. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter where people rank me all time. But for me, I have a personal goal to be the greatest.”
If it is not about rankings than what is it about? LeBron explains further.
“That I maximize my potential, that I got everything out of my career and I got everything out of my game that I could and that I pushed the envelope,” James explained. “When people said I couldn’t get better, I continue to strive to get better. If I do that, I can be very high.”
It is clear that the 4-time MVP and back to back NBA champion is not satisfied. When most would be content about the last two years he is still hungry for another ring and another MVP title and his work ethic shows it. Tonight the Miami Heat will hang their championship banner from last season before they face the Chicago Bulls. This will also mark the return of Derrick Rose, the only person not named LeBron to be named the MVP in the last five years. If LeBron can bring another championship to Miami, people he will definitely start being considered as possibly one of the greatest of all time.