I can honestly say that I have never been more firmly strapped in on the "LeBron James is the best player in basketball" bandwagon. That's not only because anyone with half a brain and thus the ability to recognize that playing for a team that won 73 games without you makes your job exponentially easier can see that he quite clearly is, but also because I refuse to admit that someone who comments on YouTube comments is the NBA's top talent. The Association has simply created way too "cool" of a culture for the face of it to go digging through and diving into that trash for all to see.
Never mind that the most fashion forward professional sports league already has to explain why it's Finals MVP has his t-shirt tucked in and his unnecessary long white socks crinkled up like a 50 year old white guy as he makes the most stereotypical dad joke of all time....
...because - as bad as that is - it's not nearly as frowned upon socially as openly identifying as the type of person to engage with 14 year olds that spell on a kindergarten level and racists/sexists who somehow feel at home hiding behind a pseudonym on an easily accessible website. LeBron James might be just as lame as his biggest competition for NBA's best, but at least he shamelessly showcases his corniness on social media platforms that don't host internationally attended Klan meetings on a daily basis. If that doesn't give him a leg up in the discussion of best basketball players on earth then the fact that he's obviously the best basketball player on earth certainly should.