Man, did he ever go off on LeBron. Sounded like he's been letting it build up for a while and it finally blew. And you know it had to kill him inside to have to start to concede that Skip was right - about anything.
If you have the guts to crown yourself as "The Chosen One" and "King James", you better put rings on your fingers and bring titles to your town. Otherwise, your just a loudmouth who couldn't back it up. But once he decided he couldn't do it without Wade and Bosh, he gave up on being anywhere in the same air as MJ or Kobe. He's done more disappearing acts in the 4th qtr of playoff games than MJ and Kobe did - combined.
I agree that he has put a lot of pressure on himself, with the whole chosen one shtick, but I don't think teaming up with Wade diminishes his legacy.
- Jordan had Hall of Famer Pippen and Hall of Famer/greatest rebounder of the modern era/ multi-time defensive player of the year in Dennis Rodman
- Magic had hall of famers Worthy, Kareem and several all-stars like Byron Scott and Michael Cooper
- Bird just about had an entire HOF starting lineup with McHale, Parrish, Dennis Johnson and Ainge
None of those guys did it on their own.. Not even MJ.