Originally Posted by LEFT4DEAD
Not sure if serious thread. Lebron's 2009 season is top 5 all time for me. On par with Jordan's best seasons. Respect for Kobe, but he was never on that level.
About time someone said it.
I am bookmarking this thread because its the perfect thread to shore up my ignore list. Kobe was great in 03. LeBron had one of the best seasons in my lifetime; and yes, I was around during MJs entire run.
In the 900 minutes LeBron was on the bench in the 08-09 season (about the length of a high school season) the Cavs were outscored by 137 points. Which equates to -7.3 ppg (or at least -7.3 points/48min). Extrapolated to a full season this puts them around the 3rd-5th worst team in the NBA with ~21-23 wins. When he was on the court the Cavs outscored their opponents by 869 points or +13.7 points/48 min (which, extrapolated to an entire season would be the best ever).
Think about that for just a moment. He took a bottom ~4 team in the league and won 66 games. Fewer than 10 teams in the history of the league have won more games than LeBron in 09 with his sack of misfit teammates.