The year of LeBron

Does winning a championship cement LeBron James' place as the best player since Michael Jordan? US Presswire

Not one, not two, not three … zero is the number of championships won by LeBron James so far. The East is opening up, but a 2012 title is no forgone conclusion, either.

Despite being able to single-handedly dominate basketball games, James' championship drought leaves his legacy in question.

Still, James is likely to win his third MVP this season, something only the game's greats can lay claim to.* His talents are undeniable. And this year, he's got a very good shot at winning his first ring. But title or not, he's still the best player since Michael Jordan and the numbers clearly show it.