Read and React: What would it take for LeBron James to be the GOAT?

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Los Angeles Lakers, a rare moment of good news: one of their own, a scrappy baller by the name of LeBron James, just managed to get past none other than Michael Jordan on the NBA’s career scoring list.’ data-reactid=”41″>Happy Thursday! In the never-ending saga that is the Los Angeles Lakers, a rare moment of good news: one of their own, a scrappy baller by the name of LeBron James, just managed to get past none other than Michael Jordan on the NBA’s career scoring list.

Yes, “Lebron vs. MJ” is the cheapest kind of killing-time-on-sports-radio argument, an easy heat check where everyone’s on the side of the guy they worshipped as a teenager.

But just for the sake of argument, what would it take to get MJ stans to change their mind?

LeBron: A victim of his own image

Kobe Bryant, in third, is about 1,300 points ahead.) James has already totaled more minutes, games, assists, rebounds and blocks than Jordan. They’re virtually equal in advanced stats like win shares and PER. And with three to four more healthy years, James should catch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for No. 1 on the scoring list.’ data-reactid=”47″>James tied Jordan with a fallaway jumper midway through the second quarter against Denver, passed him with a hard-fought and-one layup, and now stands alone in fourth place all-time. (Kobe Bryant, in third, is about 1,300 points ahead.) James has already totaled more minutes, games, assists, rebounds and blocks than Jordan. They’re virtually equal in advanced stats like win shares and PER. And with three to four more healthy years, James should catch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for No. 1 on the scoring list.

Jordan has those six rings in six attempts, and that’s something James will never match. But what if James ends his career as the NBA’s greatest scorer and adds a ring or two to his resume? Does that push him past Jordan? It’s an argument that will only keep gaining speed over the last few years of LeBr