Chris Webber: LeBron James is ‘greatest team player of all time’
The debate over LeBron James’s legacy is growing louder after the Cavaliers’ triumph over the Warriors in this year’s NBA Finals.
After James added another NBA title and Finals MVP award to his name, former player and NBA analyst Chris Webber believes the debate has been settled when it comes to James’s commitment to his team.
“Magic was, to me, one of the greatest players that you wanted to play with because of his skillset, along with [Steve] Nash, because they got you involved,” Webber said on The Herd on Monday. “Jordan came in and the whole narrative changed that you have to be this killer, you have to do it yourself—six-time Defensive Player of the Year, you have to check everyone.
“When LeBron came in passing...people questioned his heart and soul. What I love about LeBron is that he didn't change his personality, and if kids emulate him they’ll have to be a team player. Period. So I put him as probably—I don’t like saying this over Magic—but the greatest team player of all time. By far.”
James has now won three NBA titles, four NBA MVP awards and three Finals MVP awards.