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LeBron James is already considered by many to be one of the greatest NBA players of all time. Should he win several more championships before his career ends, some would argue that LeBron is No. 1. Charles Barkley does not envision that happening.
In a recent interview with SI.com’s Richard Deitsch, Barkley said he currently ranks LeBron just outside of his top-five NBA players of all time. And he suspects James will remain there.
“I have him there. But he can’t get any higher than where he is,” Barkley explained. “I have Michael [Jordan] at No. 1. Oscar [Robertson] at No. 2. Then Wilt [Chamberlain], Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] and [Bill] Russell. I have Kobe [Bryant], LeBron, Tim Duncan, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor after that. Those are my top 10. Those second five fluctuate, but who do I take off my top five?”
Barkley then raised what he believes is a bigger issue — why people don’t give Kobe Bryant and his five championship rings more respect.
“LeBron can get to No. 6 on my list, but here’s the thing that bothers me about the whole LeBron debate: I want to know why y’all killed Kobe Bryant!” Barkley added. “Y’all don’t even compare him to LeBron anymore. You are skipping him for LeBron and going right to Michael. I’m still going to take five [titles] over two. It makes me laugh with my friends — the media just kills Kobe Bryant. Like he’s dead! Five still is a lot more than two!”
I agree. Jason Kidd named his all-time starting five a few months ago and left Kobe out. Karl Malone rattled his off and put Scottie Pippen in over Michael Jordan, and he included LeBron. Still, no Kobe.
If LeBron wins three more championships before retiring, I’m sure Barkley will change his mind. But for now, his argument makes perfect sense.
For his latest commercial, LeBron James wanted to feature some of his favorite things about Miami.
A new spot featuring the Miami Heat star and four-time NBA MVP was released by Nike on Sunday night. Dubbed ''Training Day,'' it shows hundreds of people joining James as he rides his bike through Miami's streets, swims in the ocean, jogs through the city and plays...
LeBron James says he is hopeful to represent Team USA in the 2016 Olympics as long as he is healthy.
A decision has not been finalized yet by James.
"No, I'm not officially in, just yet," James said. "But hopefully, I can be healthy enough and on top of my game at that point where I'll be taken."
When told he will not have to worry about being selected...
Nike has released a new commercial featuring the best basketball player in the world, LeBron James, and it is simply superb.The nearly two-minute long clip depicts the Miami Heat star training for the upcoming season by running, biking, and swimming around the city.Oh, and James isn't alone in his workout, as a mob of fitness-minded athletes accompany him along the whole way...
The NBA season is finally upon us and the Miami Heat’s chase for a three-peat begins in Tuesday’s season opener against the Chicago Bulls.
According to an ESPN report, following an intense football themed practice today, Miami star LeBron James was asked about the Chicago Bulls, “”We don’t like them, they don’t like us,” James said of the Bulls after the drill. “It’s...
During the Heat's opening night game against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, Samsung released an awesome LeBron James commercial.
The two-minute spot gives us look into LeBron James' life, on and off the court. There's some hilarious moments in there with LeBron interacting with his teammates, especially Chris Andersen.
I think my favorite thing about the commercial...
As the Miami Heat continued to cruise against the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat star LeBron James might have had the best assist for the first day of the NBA.
Watch as LeBron dishes the no-look dime to Chris Andersen for the slam dunk:
James image courtesy of Getty Images
Remember Game 6 of the NBA Finals last season?
The one where hundreds of Miami Heat fans filed out of Americans Airlines Arena early, only to miss Ray Allen hitting a game-tying three-pointer at the end of the game that led to the Heat winning in dramatic fashion in overtime as those same fans tried, and failed, to reenter the building?
Well, it seems one Miami player ... and mega...
USATSI The Miami Heat coaching staff used handheld football pads to hit LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as they drove down the lane during Monday’s practice. The Heat expect a physical game against the Chicago Bulls in Tuesday’s season opener. “We don’t like them, they don’t like us,” James said of the Bulls to ESPN. “It’s not unheard of. We all know how...
For those of you who happened to miss the brand-new trailer for NBA 2K14 next gen on Xbox 1/Playstation 4, don’t fret since we have tracked down the video.
Check out the full trailer which has Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us” playing in the background with gameplay highlights:
LeBron James image courtesy of 2K Sports
The NFL tends to dominate Sundays from September to early February, but nevertheless there was still was some NBA news throughout the day. So in case you were stuck on the couch with some corn chips and booze throughout the day, I’ll hook you up with your basketball fix. Don’t forget the season starts Tuesday!
LeBron James says he is happy for Derrick Rose. I think the basketball...
If you think Charles Barkley is turrble at “Who He Play For?”, at least the Round Mound knows what city he works in (at least we hope he does). The same can’t be said for Jrue Holiday, who addressed his new home crowd in New Orleans during the christening of the new-look Pelicans. Unfortunately, Holiday thanked the fans “on behalf of the Sixers” — his old team. Whoops...
LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat have had a strong rivalry with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and the Celtics in the past. But with KG and The Truth moving to Brooklyn does the rivalry with Boston end and be transferred to Brooklyn? Dwayne Wade said earlier in October that the rivalry will just ...The post No Place Like Boston appeared first on The League News.
During the 2012-13 NBA season, LeBron James and the Miami Heat were swept up in the "Harlem Shake" craze , their locker room spoof generating millions of Web views and inspiring more spoofs.
On Sunday, Harlem Shake made J.B. Mauney a millionaire, and that's no spoof -- and no bull.
Mauney won his first Professional Bull Riders championship Sunday, earning $1 million...
Every year we like to make predictions. Some of us pick all Oklahoma City Thunder (Snottie) and some of
us pick Stephen Curry to win the MVP (Ben) but there is no question that we all love basketball and thrilled to have it back.
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Carmelo Anthony should focus on trying to get players to join him in New York, not creating uncertainty about whether he would leave.
That's the opinion of TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith, who are disappointed by Anthony's desire to become a free agent after this season.
''He owns the city, he should be trying to get guys to come here and not like ...