Julius Erving Doesn't Think That LeBron James Is A Top 10 Player Of All Time

Well that was one of the silliest things I've ever heard. For those wondering, this was Dr. J's two all time All NBA teams

First team: Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain 

Second team: Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Karl Malone, Kareem

That means he's basically stating that LeBron James is not a top 10 player of all time. 

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Listen even if you can't stand the guy, are we still doing this? As a basketball player, you cannot come up with a logical explanation for not having LeBron James on any sort of top 10. Whether it's a list or these All NBA teams. I mean there are more problems with his list too, like Michael Jordan (ever heard of him??????) not being on First Team, but let's focus on his main point. LeBron can't be on this list because of "superteams". I dunno, call me crazy but I see some names on those teams that played on "super teams". If we're going to be honest, it was the KG trade that really sparked the superteam era we see today. In the old days you had super teams, but those were mostly built through the draft. Sort of like the pre-Durant Warriors. But once the Celts traded for their super team, that sort of opened the floodgates. It shouldn't be held against LeBron when talking about his all time ranking that he was able to play the system and orchestrate where he wanted to go. You still have to win the damn thing. 

You may remember how Dr. J also gave the Nets shit for "buying their championship" which was confusing because his 1982-83 Sixers basically bought their title by paying/signing Moses Malone. Dude won MVP that season and joined a team with 3 Hall Of Famers. So maybe we just shouldn't be asking him questions like this? 

I think we've seen enough to accept the fact that what LeBron has shown in 18 years means more than him forming super teams. To me, it sounds more like an old NBA guy who would prefer to just shit on a younger generation and era than actually give them credit. That just makes you come off salty as hell. It's OK to admit this LeBron fella is pretty damn good at basketball. Hate him off the court all your want, but let's not get ridiculous here.