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LeBron James is great, but not better than these two giants



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To the editor: I loved studying LZ Granderson’s op-ed column on LeBron James changing into the Nationwide Basketball Assn.’s all-time scoring chief.

However the NBA is about successful championships, and that’s why my all-time favourite NBA participant is the late Invoice Russell.

Russell received 11 NBA titles in 13 seasons on the Boston Celtics. He additionally received two faculty titles on the College of San Francisco and an Olympic gold medal as properly.

Vaughn Hardenberg, Westwood


To the editor: It’s attention-grabbing that not one of the articles about James breaking Kareem-Abdul Jabbar’s scoring report mentions that for half of Abdul-Jabbar’s profession, there was no three-point shot within the NBA.

So, it was simpler for James to beat Abdul-Jabbar’s report than it was for Abdul-Jabbar to build up the quantity of factors he did. It’s not fairly honest to say that James has overwhelmed the report.

Nonetheless, Abdul-Jabbar was very gracious to current the ball to James after James set the report.

Dafni Black, Culver Metropolis


To the editor: Congratulations to James. He deserves the accolades he’s receiving. However, greater than his bodily talents, he must be counseled for the mensch he’s.

He has by no means forgotten the place he’s from, who helped him alongside the best way and what it means to be a frontrunner in philanthropy and a passionate citizen who responds to the inequities in our lives.

He has additionally discovered from his previous of rising up with out his father current. He’s there for his spouse, his three youngsters, his mom and his associates. He acknowledged all of them after breaking the scoring report.

I hope extra athletes comply with in his footsteps.

Barbara Azrialy, Los Angeles


To the editor: Mad props to James after all, however perhaps now he can lastly loosen up, flip the highlight away from himself and let it shine again onto his Lakers teammates.

Basketball is a group sport, so hopefully James will assist his group jell, see all of the Lakers obtain their potential as particular person gamers and perhaps win one other NBA championship alongside the best way.

Ann Bowman, Santa Monica