There is a growing sentiment within the NBA world that LeBron James could approach, or even surpass, Michael Jordan as the greatest player in the history of the sport. Just a year or two ago, the gap seemed quite wide between Jordan and, well, every other player within the current generation, but James has accomplished remarkable things and shows no signs of slowing down at the age of 32.
To that end, Hall of Fame player and former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Wayne Embry saw something special in LeBron from a very early age and that is another reminder of just how impressive James has been to live up to the hype. In an interview with Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, Embry indicates that James was always “destined for greatness” and that he saw it coming.
“I just said then he was destined for greatness. I didn’t know where it was going to go, but he’s destined for greatness. Here he is challenging Kareem for being the all-time greatest scorer, but, you know, you could just see it coming back then.”