My mom keeps asking me why isn’t LeBron taking over like how Jordan used to do? Yeah she’s a basketball fan lol . Anyway, it’s kinda hard to explain.
1. LeBron is not the scorer that Jordan was. LeBron is a playmaker and facilitator. He’s more like Magic than he is Jordan.
2. As great as LeBron is, (and he’s an all-time); he’s not a great scorer. Yeah he can score 30 points in his sleep, but he’s limited in the way he gets those 30 points.
3. LeBron relies on his power to score, but when you put big physical defenders like (Leonard, Iguodala, Butler and Paul George ) he struggles to score at times.
4. In order to get a great scorer you need to be a great one-on-one player. LeBron game is not built on 1 on 1 play.
To quote Gilbert Arenas “LeBron is not a number 1 option, because he lacks selfishness. So he will always need a go to go guy like Wade was or Kyrie. He lacks what Kobe and Jordan was, great 1 on 1 players. He needs a pure scorer beside him so he can carry the team load.” (http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/gilbert-arenas-on-lebron-james-james-isnt-a-no-1-option/)
I disagree with him that LeBron isn’t a number 1 option, LeBron led the Cavs to the NBA Finals in 07 as the only option. However, he is right in that LeBron lacks what Kobe and Jordan was and needs a pure scorer next to him.
So why isn’t LeBron taking over? Well, there is multiple way to take over a basketball game besides scoring. LeBron’s passing, rebounding, post up game, and basketball IQ is what he use to dominate.
Like every great player, LeBron has weaknesses, but maximize his strengths to his full potential. Will LeBron ever take over like how Jordan used to do? Probably not mom, but he can still dominate and impact the game like how Jordan did.