batmana wrote:Egg Nog wrote:...
I don't see that this is an apt comparison at all. Boxers are an easier comparison because they fight one on one.
To really make a comparison in basketball we need to filter out the influence on winning/losing from teammates and the opposition to isolate one player's talent. A difficult task, certainly.
Jordan's finals teams were always heavily favored apart from '98 when they were slightly favored. -200, -250, -240, -950, -600, -115
LeBron's finals teams were only favored twice: +360, -175, +155, -220, +135, +190, +180, +250, +688
Don't you think LeBron has something to do with the fact that even though he stacked the deck in his own favor by joining Wade (and attracting Bosh) and proclaimed "not 1, not 2,..., not 6..." titles were coming up, his teams weren't considered clear-cut favorites? Maybe it's because of the fact that every LeBron team plays LeBron ball. He dominates all of the stats, his teams play his style which, ultimately, caps the team's performance..
I can't belief this is still a narrative on these boards.
Do you actually have any data to back up your assessment that Lebron makes teams worse? Or curbs their potential?
Statistical Analysis subforum and we still have nobodies peddling their unsubstantiated snake oil.