LeBron James Says 2016 NBA Title Made Him “The Greatest Player Of All Time”
Who can forget the 2016 NBA Finals? The Cleveland Cavaliers were down three games to one against the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Questions swirling over LeBron James’ legacy and whether or not he would ever surpass Michael Jordan as the greatest of all time. Then the unthinkable happened and LeBron led the Cavs to a comeback and eventually won the championship.
In the latest episode of “More Than An Athlete,” an eight-part series from ESPN, LeBron said the night he won the championship, he knew it was a legacy-cementing moment.
“That one right there made me the greatest player of all time,” James explained, adding:
“Everybody was just talking — how [the Warriors] were the greatest team of all time, like it was the greatest team ever assembled. And for us to come back, you know, the way we came back in that fashion, I was like, ‘You did, you did something special.’ That’s probably one of the only times in my career I felt like, oh, s—, like you did something special. I haven’t had, really had time, to really, like, sit back and think, but that … that was a moment.”
LeBron continued by talking about his idol, Jordan and how just being compared to a player of that caliber is an extraordinary feeling.
According to ESPN, the documentary LeBron has seen LeBron talk about everything from his childhood, to politics, and the moves he’s made in his career.