LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers had a terrible 2021-22 NBA season. They finished not only outside of the playoffs but also the play-in tournament. Despite this poor season, James has had terrific performances throughout the year and will hope for a better result in the upcoming season.
Speaking of LBJ, he has already cemented his legacy as one of the best players in NBA history. He has won a lot of accolades in his career and is yet to show any major signs of slowing down even after turning 37-years-old.
However, a common narrative around James is that he has always had a lot of help around him, which many fans believe diminishes his achievements and hurts his legacy in the league.
As a result, he is still second to none other than Michael Jordan for most fans in the GOAT debate. While that seems to be the consensus around James' career, an NBA fan on Twitter tried to debunk this narrative:
'Lebron has always been on SuperTeams.'
Yet in 10 finals he’s had a total of 5 All NBA players and 1 All Def Player.
This is who he actually had.
1 Year of Prime Wade. 2 years of healthy, pre prime Kyrie. 1 year of Healthy AD.
You can keep your stories, I’ll stick to facts.
Obviously, this tweet by the fan stirred up the NBA community. Several other fans reacted to the post. As a result, the thread was filled with a lot of mixed comments by them:
Like most debates, the thread was divided between those who supported the post and those who were definitely against it. In the context of this post, the majority of fans believed that the information was very selective and misleading.
Regardless of whether LeBron had great players by his side or not, it shouldn't have a huge impact on his legacy. Because more often than not, James was the best player on these teams and did everything in his power to win the four rings of his career.