He is as 'Ali' would say the 'champ', he floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee, but unfortunately for Lebron, unlike Ali he plays a team sport. Being the greatest athlete in Boxing makes you 'the greatest', in basketball it means very little.
NBA's great dynasties of the past involved a team cohesion and flow that created greatness, the best dunker and jumper does not make a great player.
Being the 'greatest' starts off the court and it flows through the team as you enter the floor. A unified front where everyone knows their role, and when their play needs to be well executed.
Unfortunately for Lebron James, his seven years in the NBA has not been long enough for him to develop into a mature team orientated athlete.
There's no doubting his agility and dexterity levels are the greatest we have ever seen, and when you buy a ticket or tune in on the television, you know you might see something spectacular. But as all great fans of the NBA know, championships are what are remembered in the years ahead. MVP's and scoring titles fade away, but championship banners hang forever.
Lebron of all people know this, but what was he thinking when he promised the Miami Heat more than 7 titles?
It's now one game apiece in the NBA finals, let's just hope that giant shadow clears and we get to see some great basketball. Win lose or draw Lebron will always be the talking point.