SF Rank – #1
Position – SF | 6′ 8″, 250 lbs| Cleveland Cavaliers
Born – Dec 30, 1984 in Akron, OH
Drafted – 2003: 1st Rnd, 1st by CLE
College – None
Experience – 12 years
Sports Unbiased Staff G.F.R. Analysis
Keith Rivas – I already know that putting LeBron James at No. 2 in any basketball-related rankings sounds insane to many but it’s the truth.
For a guy that’s made it to four straight NBA Finals, the only time I really felt like we were seeing the real LeBron was when Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving both got injured en route to last year’s second place finish.
It’s not like he had a choice though — if he didn’t take over, that Cleveland team would’ve been lucky to beat the Bulls or Hawks.
And last I checked, Kings don’t settle for second place.
Jr. Williams – LeBron is slowly winning me over in believing that he’s one of if not the greatest basketball player in the game since the Jordan era. We’re talking about a player who took a team from obscurity and transformed them into a legitimate NBA title contender in a single season. I mean seriously, who does that? James has performed highly proficient in all categories ranging from offense to defense, and his post-up game has become a consistent part of his offensive weaponry.
LeBron has been the ultimate floor leader and teammate, and honestly, I don’t think even Jordan can transform a team in the same manner as LeBron (basically from zero to hero). He facilitates without doubting his teammates abilities, runs the floor like a guard, and can defend all five positions on the court. Next season don’t be surprised if he is the leading candidate for MVP.
Sauping R. Arguello – James did everything he could to bring a championship to his hometown Cleveland but fell short vs the Warriors. He is entering his final years of his prime and must win at least two more championships to be considered among the greatest ever (Jordan, Magic, Kareem, Kobe).
Ben Buchanan – When all’s said and done LeBron James will be one of the greatest players of all time. LeBron plays the role of a “Point Forward” where he facilitates the offense from the SF position, and he’s one of the best creators in the entire NBA so clearly it makes sense. His style of play is rough, he’s one of the most athletic players the NBA has ever seen, he gets to the rim, gets his teammates open, and he finds them on most occasions.
But that doesn’t mean he can’t shoot, although he struggled from the three-point line in the 2014-2015 playoffs (22 percent), he’s a career 35 percent from 3. While that’s not a great number, let’s be clear, if you leave LeBron alone he’ll embarrass you. Overall, LeBron James is probably the most polarizing figure in all of professional sports and is definitely the best SF in all of basketball.