Did anyone ask Gilbert Arenas for his opinion on LeBron James? Anyone at all?
We didn't think so. But last night, Agent Zero took to Instagram to offer it up anyway. He posted a lengthy scouting report for LeBron and pointed out both his strengths and his weaknesses on the court in an effort to prove why he'll probably never be considered as great as Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant. Some of his critiques included:
- "His first 2 steps aren't very powerful so this hurt him on isos and the ability to blow pass (sic) players from standstill position.
- "James isn't a #1 option…he lacks #selfishness so he will always need a go to guy like wade or kyrie."
- "He lacks what jordan and kobe were…great 1 on 1 players."
But before you say, "Heeeeeeere we go, another person bashing LeBron's abilities," it's important for us to point out that Arenas did give LeBron a ton of credit in his post. In fact, by the end of it, he made a pretty compelling argument for why people should put LeBron in the same category as MJ and Kobe.
Arenas believes that, if LeBron played more selfishly and didn't focus so much on making his teammates better, he would be in the G.O.A.T. discussion. In Arenas' opinion, he would be an even more dominant player than he already is.
"Like u ppl have no idea what he could do if he had (1) season just 1 selfish season like kobe did in 2005-06," Arenas wrote. "he will avg 40+ 11 9 and no one could do shit about it...it's sad the world wont get to see Who I'm talking about becuz his legacy is built on winning."
Arenas also feels that LeBron may end up being the second or third best player in NBA history...without actually tapping into all of his individual potential.
"This man could be the second best 3rd for sure player to ever play when it's all said and done around 2020+," he wrote, "and he didn't even tap into his ability to be GREATEST.."
We're not really sure where this came from or why Arenas picked now of all times to offer up his opinion on LeBron. But he also provided this lengthy IG post on the Michael Jordan vs. Kobe Bryant debate just a few hours before putting the LeBron one up:
So maybe he was just bored last night? *scans back further in his IG timeline*
Or maybe he's just bored all the time these days?
At any rate, what do you think of the "LeBron could be the G.O.A.T. if he really wanted to be" argument that Arenas made?
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[via Black Sports Online]