The conversation about James possibly being one of the best players ever started after he won the 2016 NBA Finals. In the final three games vs. the Warriors, James averaged 36 points, 12 rebounds, 9.7 assists, three steals, and three blocks per game. It was the greatest individual performance in the history of the NBA Finals.
Wade still can’t place him above His Airness, but he can tie him.
“No, it’s not possible,” Wade told ESPN with a laugh when asked if James could ever be better than Jordan. “It’s not possible.”
“The only thing you can do is tie it. There’s no 19th hole. I think last year — not only in my eyes, but in a lot of people’s eyes — really put him … he’s on the 15th hole right now. And he’s on his way, for sure.”
“You can’t go past it,” Wade said of Jordan’s legacy. “How can you? That’s as great as it gets, man. The only thing you can do, like I said, is be A-1, A-B. There’s no way higher.