Miami Heat: According to Dr.J… LeBron James isn’t a Top-10 guy

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts on the bench against the San Antonio Spurs (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia 76ers great Julius Erving (L) and special guest look on as former 76ers great Moses Malone retired number banner is raised(Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

Dr.J is not only full of it about LeBron, he’s being a hypocrite all the way around.

Second – Wasn’t Julius Erving technically on a ‘Super Team’

Erving WAS ON A SUPER TEAM. Erving won a championship on the Philidelphia 76ers in 1983.

Erving spent his early years in the ABA before joining Maurice Cheeks (a Hall of Fame player) on the 76ers. Bobby Jones (another Hall of Fame player) joined in ’78.

And after the 76ers ran up against the Los Angeles Lakers, not once but twice, Philly acquired Moses Malone (somehow, another Hall of Fame player) from the Houston Rockets to finally match up with LA’s frontcourt.

If anything, Erving was 38 years ahead of LeBron and the Miami Heat on the super team trend.

Third – Aren’t Trophies And Titles The Name Of The Game?

Even if the first two points weren’t even remotely true, which they were, and even if we are willing to disregard the body of work, the stats, the trophies, the playoff success, the versatility, and the consistency of it all, all of it.

The idea of penalizing a player for working to obtain the object by which we measure all athletes is ludicrous.

Every one of us looks at chips when we judge a player’s career. In example and at the start of this piece, some of you decided you hated me because Jordan has six rings to James’ four, yet I referred to the latter as the “best”.

If we don’t like a player doing whatever it takes to win titles, we need to re-evaluate what we emphasize when they hang it up to call it a career. Also, what’s the point of all this if it isn’t about winning?

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So, go ahead Doc. Be petty as hell and stick your head in the sand about the greatest player to ever do it.

If you can’t see the irony now, you never will.