MIAMI LeBron James is 28 years old. When Michael Jordan was that age, he had one championship ring.
James now has two.
This isnt to suggest James definitely will reach Jordans six. But he has plenty of time to get there.
After winning a second straight title Thursday, James legacy is still being built. The way he has improved in each of the past two seasons, he might not even have peaked yet.
If the Miami Heat star is still going strong at 35, the age when Jordan won his sixth crown with Chicago in 1998, that would mean James has at least seven more good cracks at continuing to win titles.
When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was James current age, he had one ring, and he also would end up with six. When Shaquille ONeal was 28 , he had also had just one, and he finished with four. When Tim Duncan was that age, he had two and now he has four. Larry Bird at that point had two of the three he would get.
Yes, Jordan, Abdul-Jabbar, ONeal, Duncan and Bird all spent at least three years in co...