Is LeBron James the Greatest Basketball Ever?
First of all, let me say that I am one of the biggest LeBron James fans in the country. The guy is incredible.
I’m also a big Bill Russell fan. His record of eleven championships in thirteen years with the Boston Celtics will never be challenged. I’d love to see LeBron make a run for this, but I don’t think he will last that long. No basketball player will ever be as durable and last as long as Bill Russell. I remember watching this guy play. Some of the things he did on the court were amazing.
In case you may not remember, Bill Russell was known more for his outstanding defense. This is what would make a match-up between the greatest basketball player of all time, and the greatest on the planet now such an awesome event. This could be done. Several years ago, there were computer games created between great NFL teams of different eras.
How would LeBron have done against Russell?
LeBron likes to drive towards the basket. The present day Celtics, Bulls, Hawks and now, Golden State Warriors can’t stop him.
If we are ever fortunate enough to see a computer generated game between the 2012 or 2013 Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics of the 1960’s, you can be sure that LeBron would challenge Russell by driving in to the basket. Would LeBron do the same to Russell that he is doing to the guys trying to defend him today?
The answer is, NO. As great as LeBron is, he would not have beaten Russell the same way. LeBron would have scored on Russell, but not very often. Bill Russell was the greatest and the smartest basketball player ever. No one has figured out a way to stop LeBron. Bill Russell would have. There’s a reason he won 11 championships in 13 years.