Thursday, June 25, 2015

Is LeBron the Best Loser?

Throughout the history of the NBA there have been many great losers. Jerry West was one of the first great losers, losing 8 NBA Finals at the hands of the great Celtic dynasty in the '60s. Then there was Oscar Robertson who couldn't win one until he joined up with Kareem Abdul Jabbar and the Bucks. Then there were, of course, the duo of John Stockton and Karl Malone, both Hall of Famers who just couldn't get that title due to Michael Jordan's brilliance. However, in this age, can it be said that perhaps the greatest player in the world, LeBron James, is better than all of those former losers?
Now I know that he won with the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade, but his overall Finals record is 2 wins to 4 losses. That losing record qualifies him to be a loser. However is he the best of the silver medalists? James had the opportunity to get the Finals MVP even though he didn't win the Finals. Jerry West actually did just that back when voting started after the game 7 was decided. However, I believe that due to his strength, sheer power, shooting touch, stats, and his dominance throughout the East, LeBron is the best of the losers.

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