There’s an ongoing debate about whether LeBron James should get a statue with the Los Angeles Lakers or not.
Some argue that winning one championship isn’t good enough for a franchise like the Lakers to build you a statue, while others believe James has done more than enough for basketball as a whole to be granted that honor.
Notably, Austin Reaves seems to agree with that.
When asked about it by SI, as shared below, the Arkansas product claimed that James only needed a couple of years to put a banner in the rafters at a time when the Lakers hadn’t found a lot of success, adding that he’s one of the GOATs, so why not?
Reaves said that if James isn’t the greatest player of all time, then you could still make a case for him being one of the best in every single aspect of the game.
Truth be told, not even the biggest LeBron James hater can deny that he’s one of the most influential, dominant, talented, and impactful athletes in the history of professional sports.
The league should definitely pay him homage once it’s all said and done, and chances are we’ll never see a player as versatile as he is.
But from that to getting a statue with a team he hasn’t done that much for is a whole different thing.
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