There's no doubting the greatness of LeBron James, nor his place within the pantheon of Cleveland Cavaliers or Miami Heat greats. His Los Angeles Lakers tenure, however, leaves a lot to be desired, as he's only had one season in LA, which featured a lengthy stint on the bench due to injury and no postseason berth.
That didn't stop James from taking to Instagram to post his All-Time Lakers starting five which includes him, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Hold on a minute. Does that mean that Michael Jordan is in the Wizards' all-time starting lineup? Hakeem Olajuwan on the Raptors? Allen Iverson on the Grizzlies?
As you can imagine, there were some nasty comments right below that post.
Some Lakers fans calling out LeBron for this pic he posted to his Instagram... pic.twitter.com/4GOErhGHkI— Thomas Carannante (@TurkeyTom17) August 10, 2019
LeBron remains Top 2 ever, and he had an excellent statistical season last year, but is he worth putting in the Lakers all-time lineup over players like Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West?
Or Wilt. Or Baylor.— Julio DaElba (@JulioDaElba) August 10, 2019
Yes, the 2018-19 Lakers were an exercise in seeing how far Murphy's Law can go in a NBA season, but Lakers fans are fickle and need to see rings before they coronate you.
Pretty funny for him to post that when he hasn’t made the playoffs with that team yet...— Jones (@white_jones33) August 10, 2019
If the LeBron-AD-Kuzma core can stay together for a while, maybe he will one day get into that exclusive club.