Originally written August 22, 2013 on No Guts, No Glory:
Fox Sports recently asked LeBron James who he felt were the 3 greatest players of all time. James’ first two picks-Michael Jordan and Larry Bird- can’t really be questioned. But James’ third pick-Julius Erving-has some, namely Magic Johnson, feeling the need to let everyone know that they disagree. Knowing how things work these days, James knew that his snubbing of Magic Johnson would eventually turn into a big deal, so he attempted to explain. But his explanation didn’t stop Johnson from disagreeing with James in front of his Twitter followers while pointing to his championship rings. Lebron is entitled to his opinion, but I still think that he and I have a similar game and that’s why I LOVE to watch him play! — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 22, 2013 NBA Championship rings are all that matter; Jordan 6, Me 5, Bird 3, LeBron 2 and Dr. J 1. — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 22, 2013
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  • It's about time someone gave Dr. J. the recognition he deserves. Magic, you are not playing anymore, so stop crying. Rings don't make you the best player. If "Championship rings are all that matter;" than LeBron had 13 players to pick from that have more rings than you. We all know that Bill Russel has 11, most of his teammates has 6/7/8 and another has 10. Hell, Robert Horry has 7. Did Magic forget that Scottie Pippen won 6 titles with Michael and one of his own teammates, Kareem, has 6 which is more than his 5. Then there are several other players with 5. Don't get me wrong, Magic was great. But for the life of me, individuals don't win titles in team sports. Again, Magic was great, but he had great teams. Dr. J had a couple years that he played on great teams. And for LeBron to change his number from 23 to 6 because he didn't think that anyone should be allowed to wear Jordan's number is disrespectful to Russell and Erving (Julius). That number should have been retired as well. They both were the NBA before Magic/Bird, and Jordan.
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