DCasey91 wrote:Lebron has carried a lot of sub par players to championships
He’s also won with stars who was in their or out of prime and fell off quick.
Look at Bosh, Wade, Thompson, Love and Irving, Big Z, Hughes etc etc.
The before and after effect. Even roleplayers
Let’s be honest Delly is a hot potato lol
He really is the GOAT floor raiser.
I mean some lists without is such a bad bad team like number one pick convo lotto bad.
This is what is fascinating and unfortunate about Lebron's career. If you look on the surface, the names of the players he's played with sound breathtaking. But when you go in closer, for example looking at that Miami team, Wade and Bosh for half of that run were not playing at superstar levels despite their team being assembled with them taking up superstar portions of the cap. Similar for Kevin Love.
Compare this to someone like Durant, who, when he played with superstars like Steph or DPOY like Draymond, they actually delivered the performance commensurate with their reputation (and salary).
It is what it is, but it's interesting that LBJ really has had an exhausting level of responsibility on his supposed superteams. Even now, the current lakers look like doodoo (imo) and I suspect he will not be doing the coasting he and his fans imagined when this team was assembled.