LeBron James is the best player in the NBA, and after six Final appearances in a row, and 3 NBA Championships, he wants to continue this streak and win another NBA Championship this season.
Only two years ago, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were injured and the Cleveland Cavaliers lost against the Golden State Warriors 4-2. Last year, LeBron and his team beat the Warriors in 7 games, after a historical comeback. down 3-1 in the NBA Finals.
This season, he doesn't want a potential injury to stop him from winning his 4th NBA Championship, and he wants to have enough players on the bench who can for substitute Kevin Love or Kyrie Irving, or anyone else if needed. He just wants to make sure that he has enough quality players on his team, so he pushed the Cavs' Front Office, and they signed Deron Williams, Andrew Bogut (waived by the Cavs because of his injury) and Larry Sanders.
Today, he has extremely good players on his roster. They are covered in the backcourt department with Kyrie Irving, Deron Williams, JR Smith, Iman Shumpert, Kyle Korver, DeAndre Liggins and Kay Felder. For the frontcourt, they have Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Channing Frye, Derrick Williams, Richard Jefferson, James Jones, Larry Sanders, and of course, LeBron himself.
But LeBron James wants to win every year, like every other player, and right now, he is not satisfied with his roster. (I respect that because he shows how much winning means to him).
Sometimes, it's very difficult to find good players, but they can always sign free agents or players who buyout their contracts.
I think that LeBron James needs at least two more players if he wants to win this year's NBA Championship, and he can replace Liggins and Felder with them.
If he can convince them to sign a contract and play with the Cavs in the NBA Playoffs this year, he could win his 4th championship very easily.
Imagine a situation where LeBron James could select players he wants to play with, retired or not. They would only ask for veteran contracts, and LeBron would enjoy sharing time on the court with them.
Check the top 5 players who can help LeBron James win another NBA ring.
5. Hakeem Olajuwon
Hakeem Olajuwon is a 54-year old NBA veteran, but his dream shake is younger than Tristan Thompson. He can play 10 minutes per game and at this moment, I can't see who can stop his Dream Shake move. Many players want to practice with Hakeem just because of his arsenal of post moves, and he taught Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and LeBron James how to improve their footwork.
The Cleveland Cavaliers don't have a real center, and Hakeem can help with mentoring and playing with the younger players on the roster. The Cavs are the best team in the Eastern Conference and Hakeem will give them a boost in the frontcourt. Who can stop him? After a pick and roll with LeBron James, he can use his Dream Shake move for Shaka Laka Boom Boom points in the paint and the younger fans will enjoy watching Olajuwon for the first time in their life.
I know, he is 54-years old, but he can score from distance, too. I mean, LaVar Ball can score 2 points per game when he was young and the self-proclaimed GOAT, why can't Hakeem score more than 10 points at this point in his life?
4. Shaquille O'Neal
LeBron James and O'Neal have already played together in the 2009-10 season. They were the best team in the league, but unfortunately, they lost against the underdog Boston Celtics 2-4 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
O'Neal is still young, only 45-years old, and he isn't in bad condition, working on the TNT set with Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith. The oldest player who ever played in the league was Kevin Willis (44 years, 224 days) and Shaq could break this record.
One other thing, O'Neal would finally get to play against his favorite player JaVale McGee in the NBA Finals, and we would all enjoy watching this matchup. I bet that Shaq will have more points and rebounds than JaVale.
3. General Maximus Decimus Meridius
LeBron James favorite movie is "Gladiator".
As you can see LeBron James has a tattoo placed on his left and right bicep. Right arm reads “What we do in life” and the left follows? “echoes in eternity“. It is a quote form LeBron’s favorite movie – “Gladiator“. He even named his second son after the movie: Bryce Maximus James.
Maximus is still active and in good shape, maybe he isn't so good at basketball, but at least he can bring a lot of energy in the locker room. If they want to beat the Warriors, who is a better leader and general than Maximus Decimus Meridius?
The NBA Finals is like a gladiatorial arena, and Maximus has a lot of experience there.
With him, Cleveland will have the best defense in the league, and that should be enough for another glorious victory.
2. Larry Bird
Larry Bird is one of the greatest shooters of all-time, and LeBron James likes to play with a host of good shooters. Kyrie Irving, JR Smith, Matthew Dellavedova, they are all amongst the great shooters in the league, but Bird is one of the best, just like Ray Allen, who helped James against the San Antonio Spurs in 2014.
However, Larry Bird is the 60-year old president of the Indiana Pacers and an NBA legend. He would only be able to play 10 minutes a game, and he couldn't play defense at all. Just stay on the offensive side of the court and wait for the ball. LeBron James will assist and Larry will score 10/10 from downtown without a problem.
C'mon, imagine defense 4 on 5, and if their opponents miss a shot, Lary will score because he is Larry Bird, doesn't matter if he is 25 or 60 years old, the shot is always the same.
Also, in the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors will focus more on Kyrie Irving, and that is a good opportunity for Larry Bird to help LeBron James, like Ray Allen and Kyrie Irving did in the past.
1. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is the best player ever. LeBron James wants to be like Mike, and what is a better opportunity than to play with Mike?
Michael Jordan is in great shape and he could easily score 15-20 points today (hey, why not?). If LeBron wants to learn from the best, he should just call MJ.
His Airness is always ready to compete and he can play in the post against every player in the world. Who can stop him? His fadeaway shot is unstoppable.
Finally, Michael is the owner of the Hornets, and maybe he misses some of the action from his playing days, so he would like to play in the NBA Finals again. He has never lost in the NBA Finals, so if LeBron wants to improve his odds in the NBA Finals, he should just call Michael Jordan.