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I don't think he's even close but a local sportswriter who I have a great deal of respect for said he was a top 5 player. The writer's name is Dave D'Alessandro. He's usually on point with his columns. However, his statement about James just put a serious dent into his credibility. I like James and I think he's going to be a top 5 player at some point in the future. However, he's not even close right now. Off the top of my head I know that Shaq, Duncan, KG, TMac, and Iverson are better. I can name about a dozen more players that are better than James off the top of my head. I think he's a top 5 talent but he's not there as a player right now. Here's his quote and a link to his column.
LinkRookie of the Half-Year: LeBron James. Sure, Carmelo Anthony has his team in contention, and James does not. But 10 years from now, we'll be laughing that they were ever compared in the first place. Yes, we're smitten.James is already one of the five best players in the league, and he'll be the best in two years' time.