picko wrote:Splitting it by decade is silly.
There have been five players who have stood above all others, for long periods, in their era. Others have been the best for a year or two, or top five, but have no legitimate argument.
Mikan, Russell, Kareem, Jordan and LeBron.
If you subscribe to the idea that the league has changed too much direct comparisons - and it probably has - then these are the guys. The generational GOATs.
Yeah, LeBron really stood above all others, letting Duncan, Kobe and Curry take multiple rings during his career