Most would agree that LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, and has been for at least a few years now. Having already won four MVPs, and now back to back NBA titles and Finals MVPs, LeBron has cemented himself in the pantheon of the game's greatest players, and now is focusing on becoming not only one of the best, but the best to ever play the game.
Every season he has been improving his game with tireless efforts in the gym with his training, and adding more moves to his offensive arsenal. While on Sports Center he said he's better coming into this season than he was ever in his career, and that his goal is to be, "the greatest of all time."
LBJ admits that he has a long ways to go before he's in the conversation of all time greatest, but says he "sees the light" for what it takes to become that.
"I am a better basketball player than I was last year in every aspect." - LeBron James #LIVEonSC right now— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 30, 2013
LeBron: "I want to be the greatest of all time. And that's my motivation.... It's not simple, but for me it is. That's my mindframe."— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) September 30, 2013
LeBron on being greatest ever: "I'm far, I'm far away from it. But I see the light."— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) September 30, 2013
If the Heat win this year, and King James wins something insane like three of the next four championships after that, putting him at six titles in seven years then we'd have to start legitimately discussing this, and I think that's what he means by seeing the light. Sustaining this excellence for another five-plus seasons would put him in contention with Jordan, Russell, Magic, Bird, Kareem, and the rest.