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Letters: Kareem might still be greater than LeBron James



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Sorry to disagree with you, Invoice Plaschke, however you might be sufficiently old to know higher. Attempting to call a basketball GOAT is like making an attempt to call one of the best car ever made — you simply can’t. Every basketball period has its personal “best” listing, and you’ll’t actually examine the sport because it was performed, the foundations as they have been, the competitors and make-up of groups as they stood, or the person gamers from technology to technology, not less than not and not using a entire lot of qualification to equalize the comparability. Numbers are numbers. They don’t signify the whole lot of anybody participant’s impression on a workforce or on the sport total.

Proper now, in fact it’s LeBron James. However what about Stephen Curry’s impression on the sport? Or Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabber — there’s a “GOAT” case for every of them in their very own time and in their very own methods. And what about Shaquille O’Neal, Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain, Invoice Russell, Oscar Robertson and George Mikan?

And by the way in which, when you’d learn what Kareem needed to say about giving up his file, you couldn’t make such a unfavorable assertion about his on-court ceremonial passing of the ball to LeBron.

Barry Bauling


In one more dropping efficiency, LeBron James set a new NBA scoring record. He could have handed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in scoring however by no means in humbleness, class and workforce play.

Kent M. Paul
Costa Mesa


If you happen to assign two factors for subject objectives and one level totally free throws, after Tuesday’s sport, Kareem has 38,386 factors (he loses considered one of his 38,387 factors) and LeBron has 36,153 factors. By the way in which, utilizing the identical math, Karl Malone has 36,843 factors.

No question about it, Kareem is the GOAT.

Brian Lipson
Beverly Hills


I used to be disgusted by LeBron when he broke Kareem’s file. As quickly as he scored his thirty sixth level, it was all about him. He soaked within the adulation whereas his workforce misplaced. He scored solely two extra factors whereas his workforce misplaced. He took himself out whereas his workforce misplaced. He made certain to make his means over to get interviewed whereas his workforce misplaced.

I didn’t learn considered one of The Instances articles on him the following day. It’s all LeBron on a regular basis and The Instances “buys” into it.

Steve Gonzales


Marvel what number of factors Kareem would have scored had he been in a position to go to the NBA immediately from highschool as was the case with LeBron? My guess can be one other 3,500 factors over 4 seasons.

Joe Cohen
Mar Vista


Increase a glass to honor LeBron, however let’s not overlook the actual goal of Lakers basketball: profitable a championship.

Mark Mallinger


LeBron James has surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s profession NBA scoring file. However has he been named NBA Finals MVP at age 38, written acclaimed historical past books and articles about necessary social points, or co-starred in a film as humorous and sensible as “Airplane!”?

Stephen A. Silver
San Francisco


In all of the speeches and rhetoric after the feat, LeBron didn’t as soon as point out they misplaced a sport they wanted to win. He has made it official that it doesn’t matter what he says it’s all about him and never his workforce.

Flora Perry
Los Angeles


Can we as Lakers followers put aside the unfavorable chatter for a second? LeBron broke what many thought was an unbreakable file. Give the person his due!

Russell Hosaka