I was just listening to the Bill Simmons podcast from Friday, and they were talking about Lebron and Simmons said that he would rank him as the 7th best player ever. Cowherd asked him who he would rank ahead of him, and Simmons in order said Jordan, Russell, Kareem, Magic, Bird, Wilt. When he first said Kareem, Cowherd said "you can't count big men because they hit the genetic lottery." Does he not understand how incredibly stupid that is? For whatever reason, I love listening to ESPN radio, but man do they say some stupid shit, especially this dude.
Yeah, the genetics reasoning is dumb. Having said that, I don't like putting guards/forwards and centers in the same pool for comparison either. When I rank my all-time I always make two separate lists.
Yes, 7th all time after his 4th MVP is perfectly reasonable and he'll be higher after a second title. The idiots ranking players ahead of LeBron solely based on rings crack me up.
How many 4-time MVP winners are ranked OUTSIDE of the top 5? Let's see... we have Jordan, Kareem, Russell, and Wilt. All of them are unanimously regarded as top 5 all-time greats. So why the double standard for LeBron? Because his career isn't over? Dumb reason. Because he will have two titles and not six? Too bad, so did Wilt.
LeBron is top 5 all-time after this season with an MVP + ring. No question about it.
Both guys are only good for entertainment value, if you want real analysis, look elsewhere.
On Cowherd's show the other day, he was talking with Simmons, and Simmons said that Carmelo's better than Durant at getting to the FT line (wtf) and that he would take Melo over Durant in a playoff series, because Melo is more selfish. It was just retarded.
Colin Cowherd is hilariously in love with Lebron though. Like another poster said, take a half hour to listen to a segment of the show that isn't even NBA themed and theres a strong chance you'll some random tangent about how great Lebron is.
Even as someone who absolutely hates Lebron, he's still better than Jay Mohr.
i love it when you people hate on people like cowherd and bayless and yet you still spread their stupid opinions over the internet for us to see. Its irony.
I love it when people who seem to have no interest in a certain thread actually waste their time reading the thread and responding to it with their opinion about how stupid the topic is. You really don't have anything better to do?