LeBron James as Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal at the Los Angeles Lakers? No, at least not according to Richard Jefferson.
Jefferson, who won with LeBron in 2016 in Cleveland explained: "Does LeBron James deserve a place in Lakers history? James has not done enough as a Lakers player to deserve his place on such a list: LeBron has been in Los Angeles for as long as ? Four years? Two of these seasons he didn't even reach the playoffs, the other one lost in the first round.
Only on one occasion was he able to make his mark and win the title."
Curiosities about LeBron James
First overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft and named Rookie of the Year in 2004, he won four NBA titles, two with the Miami Heat, one with the Cleveland Cavaliers and one with the Los Angeles Lakers, and as many regular season MVP awards and of the finals.
With the US national team he participated in three Olympics, winning the bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Games and the gold medal in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. James had a difficult past: he grew up alone with his mother Gloria, while the figure of his father is shrouded in mystery.
Never having known the parent was, according to James himself, a motivation to constantly improve. He has two sons and a daughter born from the relationship with his high school girlfriend, Savannah Brinson , with whom he married on September 14, 2013 in San Diego.
The firstborn, LeBron Jr., was born on 6 October 2004; the second, Bryce Maximus, on June 14, 2007, and the youngest, Zhuri, on October 22, 2014. James has signed sponsorship agreements with various multinationals including Nike, Sprite, Glaceau, Bubblicious, Upper Deck, McDonald, State Farm, Dunkin 'Brands and Audemars Piguet.
His first contract with Nike was worth almost 90 million dollars and the relationship with the Oregon brand was consolidated even more in 2015, when the two parties decided to sign a contract that will bind James for life with the company.
and which according to some estimates will bring the athlete a billion dollars in earnings. In March 2008, he became the first black man and third overall after Richard Gere and George Clooney to appear on the cover of Vogue with supermodel Gisele Bündchen.