LeBron James is widely considered the greatest basketball player on the planet and has been for the past few years. Some even consider him to be the best player at his position ever. However, it appears that ESPN analyst Skip Bayless is not one of those people.
However, not one to be left out of the 'King James' debate Bayless took to twitter to express his views:
"Mark Jackson says LeBron greatest small forward ever? Not better than Bird" tweeted Bayless.
Obviously Larry Bird was a great player and holds records and awards in the NBA which players may never come close to equalling. However, so often in the NBA, greatness comes down to titles and accolades.
LeBron James already has two Finals MVP awards, the same amount as Bird and by the end of this postseason, James could also match Bird in the amount of overall titles won.
In the modern NBA, James really is the King. It took an historic season from Kevin Durant to prise the MVP title away from him and it appears that even he cannot defeat the San Antonio Spurs by himself.
LeBron may not be the greatest player ever just yet, he needs a few more titles before that can be a valid argument. However, in the battle of the small forwards, James stands tallest even over Larry Legend.
Who do you think is greatest? Let us know in the comments.