#1 LeBron James

Cohen’s Analysis: It’s not a matter of whether he is currently the best player, which is indisputable; it’s for how much longer he will deserve that categorization. LeBron has keyed Miami’s back-to-back NBA titles, captured four of the last five MVPs and has added different facets to his game – most recently a back-to-the-basket arsenal and roasting defensive approach – each season.

Forget comparing him to any of today’s players, where does James rank amongst the greatest players in NBA history? Over the summer I classified him as the fifth best NBA player ever. He has a chance to potentially eclipse that mark with another championship and MVP this season.




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