LeBron James can retire right now and still go down as one of the five greatest players to ever play basketball. However, Julius Erving doe not think so.
The NBA Hall of Famer made major waves this week when he was asked to name his top-two all-time NBA teams. The first team included Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Elgin Baylor, and Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Karl Malone, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the second team. LeBron was nowhere to be found.
“He’s the guy who has led the charge in terms of super teams,” Erving said. “When he put together a team in Miami, he put together a team in Cleveland as well, and he put together a team in Los Angeles. So, he can pick his own team. I ain’t going to pick his team.”
On Wednesday, former NBA player Kendrick Perkins and teammate to LeBron fired back at Erving over his comments.
“Some of them old heads can’t even hide it not more! SMH,” he said on Twitter.
Regardless of what Erving has t say, James’ resume speaks for itself. He already has four rings, four MVPs, four NBA Finals MVPs and 16 All-NBA selections (13 first-team selections).
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