LeBron James is the greatest player of our generation and even though comparing him with other all-time greats often generates a lot of controversies, it’s pretty safe to say that he’s already become a top 5 player in basketball history.
Love him or hate him, you just can’t deny the fact that LeBron has become perhaps the most complete and dominant player of the last couple of decades, and his durability and discipline make him still play at an elite level despite being around the league since 2003.
If you have LeBron on your team, you’re pretty much a loñck to be playing in the NBA Finals at the end of the campaign, although he hasn’t always been quite lucky during the ultimate stage of the season, losing several finals against the Spurs, Mavs and Warriors.
Today, we’re going to build a perfect team around the game’s best small forward, so he never has to lose a final again, and to see if he can continue climbing the all-time leader as one of basketball’s greatest.
PG Chris Paul
Chris Paul is not just one of the game’s best point guards ever, but also one of LeBron’s biggest buddies, so you know the chemistry’s there. LeBron is a hell of a playmaker so he can alternate these duties with CP3, while Paul is a great catch and shoot and spot-up shooter that could also thrive off the ball as he’s shown now besides James Harden.
Whenever Paul is running the offense, James can freely cut and attack the lane, knowing that he has one of the best passers in the world besides him to find him open. Also, Chris Paul's an elite defender and a guy willing to do whatever it takes to finally win a Championship.
SG Klay Thompson
LeBron James has already thrived with a great shooter like Ray Allen before, and if you add Klay Thompson’s suffocating and outstanding backcourt defense, he could even make a case for a better fit than Allen alongside the King.
James constant drives through the lane would open up a lot of space for Klay, who doesn’t need much time or room to catch and shoot three-pointers in a hurry. Besides, being used to play in an extra pass offensive scheme, Thompson would have a lot of wide open shots from beyond the arc with both Paul and James taking the reins of the offense.
PF Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis is still to fulfill his true potential, and that’s one of the scariest things about him. He’s an elite rim protector that could be a perfect complement for James down low, a dominant rebounder, an underrated passer and willing defender and even a very consistent shooter from mid-range.
Davis can even stretch the floor a bit and hit the occasional three-pointer, and with defenders constantly collapsing the paint and helping to prevent LeBron from getting whatever he wants below the rim, they just aren’t going to be able to contain both of this forces down low without leaving Paul or Klay wide open from beyond the arc.
C Marc Gasol
Marc Gasol is maybe the most versatile center in the league right now despite his age, a former Defensive Player of the Year that can also consistently hit shots from distance and one of the best passers in the game, especially considering he plays at center, several features that will make him a beauty to watch besides James.
That kind of twin towers featuring Gasol and Davis would be a defensive wall, while Gasol’s ability to put the ball on the floor, set screens, find the open guy and even protect the rim while carrying elite basketball IQ would make him the perfect center for this team.