Since the moment LeBron James entered the league straight from high school, he has been compared to Michael Jordan.
They are two of the greatest basketball players to ever do it, but guys who took very different paths to get to the top.
After James took his finals record to 3-4 with a win against Golden State - and claimed the Cleveland Cavaliers' first title in their long history - it seems a spot has opened up for James alongside MJ in the conversation for G.O.A.T.
Following his heroic performance against the Warriors, where he led his teammates to the first comeback victory from 3-1 down in Finals history, James insisted he was 'chasing the ghost' of his Airness, and he recently said that being better than the Chicago Bulls legend was one of his goals.
''It's a personal goal,'' James told The Associated Press on Monday. ''I just never brought it up. It's my own personal goal to be able to be greater than great. I think that should be everybody's personal goal.''
LeBron vs. Michael is a debate that will go on forever but with every passing season the self-professed 'King' gets closer to matching the incredible collection of awards Jordan won in his glittering career.