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.
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?
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.
If the LeBron-AD-Kuzma core can stay together for a while, maybe he will one day get into that exclusive club.