LeBron James's Best Teammates, Ranked

From Dwyane Wade to Anthony Davis, we ranked some of LeBron James' best teammates ever as he goes for his fourth NBA championship.

Chris Bosh LeBron James Dwyane Wade Miami Heat 2014

MIAMI, FL - MAY 14: Chris Bosh #1, LeBron James #6, and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat stand in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Brooklyn Nets during the 2014 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 14, 2014.

Chris Bosh LeBron James Dwyane Wade Miami Heat 2014

On the verge of another incredible achievement—winning a title with his third team and possibly becoming the first player in NBA history to earn Finals MVP honors with a three separate squads—LeBron James deserves all the praise and accolades he'll be showered with over the coming days, weeks, months, and years.

But let's not get it twisted—The King hasn't done it all by himself. He's had plenty of help winning titles in Miami, Cleveland, and now (we feel safe assuming) Los Angeles. Which made us wonder which running mate is the best LeBron has played with? Chris Bosh told us yesterday it's clearly Dwyane Wade. Some would argue otherwise. And that's what we're here to do. 

Just like Michael Jordan did during his run to six titles in the 90s, James has paired up with some incredible players—including a number of current and future Hall of Famers—that aided his ascension from prodigy to the NBA's Mt. Rushmore. But who deserves the crown as LeBron's best teammate is a debate worth having now that Anthony Davis could snag MVP honors in the 2020 NBA Finals over James, LeBron spent four years balling with Wade and Bosh on South Beach, and he had some damn good sidekicks during his two stints in Cleveland. 

This certainly ain't scientific, it's 100 percent subjective, and definitely will make three fan bases feel a certain way. But for better or worse, here are the nine best teammates James has played ranked in appropriate order. 

9. Mo Williams

Mo Williams

8. Shane Battier

LeBron James Shane Battier Miami Heat 2014

7. Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Zydrunas Ilgauskas LeBron James Cavaliers 2007

6. Ray Allen

LeBron James Miami Heat Ray Allen 2014

5. Kevin Love

LeBron James coaches Kevin Love during a recent game.

4. Chris Bosh

LeBron James #23 of the Eastern Conference and Chris Bosh.

3. Kyrie Irving

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving celebrate a big play.

2. Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade LeBron James Miami Locker Room 2013

1. Anthony Davis

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