4. Lack Of Great Coaching

Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant had Phil Jackson. Bill Russell had Red Auerbach. Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had Pat Riley. Tim Duncan has Gregg Popovich.

Who exactly has LeBron had?

Right now David Blatt is the coach of the Cavs. Hardly a comparison to some championship winning coaches.

James plays a style that has the role “player-coach” written all over it. The only problem is in today’s day and age it is an impossibility to name a player-coach.

Could you imagine how much better James might be if he had the benefit of a Riley or Jackson as his guy?

2 COMMENTS

  1. wrong all wrong

    1. Lebron is 2-4 in the finals while Jordan is 6-0

    2. 2007 Cavs faced two teams that had a 41-41 record then beat a Pistons team with no Ben Wallace or their old HOF coach. Then Lebron got outscored by Tony Parker in the finals.

    D Wade – Lead his team and Won a championship and finals MVP before teaming up with Lebron

    Bosh – had his best seasons and was a franchise player.

    3. Jordan shut down Isiah Thomas, Clyde Drexler, Reggie Miller, Kevin Johnson, John Stockton. Lebron cant even lockdown SF`s like Durant or Melo, he doesnt have that mentality. Also Lebron plays in a system where it evolves around him making a pass, Jordan played in a system where everyone was making passes. Jordan would average 6-7 apg easy if he played in a system Lebron does.

    4. Lebron assist numbers would drop if he played in the triangle because the triangle offense involves everyone being a play maker while Lebron`s system is all about him making a pass to open 3 point shooters

    5. Lebron`s best defense came in 2013 where he helped put Tony Parker on 44% shooting and Parker STILL hit clutch shots in his face. Jordan won DOPY at the guard position, Lebron is at the foward position and cant lock down the perimeter or the paint

    BONUS:
    Lebron plays in the weakest Basketball era since the 60`s. Jordan played against better defenses and better rim protectors than Lebron will ever play in his entire life.