LeBron James: Teams Don’t Have to Win Title to Be Considered Great (VIDEO)

by September 02, 2015

LeBron James got sucked into #ShaqWeek on NBATV, tuning in Tuesday afternoon for a replay of Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals between the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers.

James was amazed at the level of talent between those two squads, and argued that just because a team doesn’t win the whole thing, doesn’t disqualify them from being considered among the very best in League history.

Per Bleacher Report:

“The lineups on the floor right now — there’s so many great players in this game it’s ridiculous. … I wish I played in the Western Conference right there and then, man,” James said. “This is top-of-the-line ballplaying.”


“If you don’t know the history of the game, man, you’ll forget how many great teams didn’t win championships,” James continued. “That doesn’t mean they weren’t great, though. It’s just unbelievable, man.”