LeBron James Is Right: Not All Great Teams Win Championships

September 8th, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

LeBron James knows what it's like on both sides of the line separating incomprehensible success and devastating failure.

Winning and losing multiple times on the biggest stage has given him a unique perspective on what NBA greatness really means—a perspective that's nuanced, informed by a wider breadth of experience than any player in recent memory.

"It'll make you forget," James says in a recent Uninterrupted video feature for Bleacher Report. "If you don't know the history of the game, you'll forget how many great teams didn't win championships. And that doesn't mean they weren't great."

That was part of his reaction to watching the 2000 Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers, a series that showcased younger versions of Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Rasheed Wallace and Jermaine O'Neal along with prime or aging versions of Glen Rice, Robert Horry, Arvydas Sabonis, Ron Harper, A.C. Green, Steve Smith, Scottie Pippen and Detlef Schrempf.

That Lakers team won 67 games during the regular season. Portland won 59 and fell in seven games to the eventual ...

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