I still don't like the treatment he gets from the referees, or how he's become accustomed to it - but that's not really HIS fault (it's that SOB David Stern's). I still don't like him as a person, and I'm probably never going to - but he has become much more mature. In dealing with the media too... he's definitely more of a team / winning-oriented person now. (e.g. Michael Jordan tries to get into the news this week by starting some sh*t with him..."I'd take Kobe over him"...and instead of responding how I would've..."Who in the hell cares what the worst GM in NBA history thinks"...he had a very professional response). Maybe it's just because we're not contenders right now, but damnit, I love watching him play. I love his game. He plays so damn smart now. And he's become such a great outside shooter. Play him up and he'll drive right past you. Play him off and he'll sink a J. Double him and he'll find the wide-open teammate. He's such a complete player!? He's in his prime right now, and the question is - is it better than MJ's prime? I was born in 1987, so most of what I remember of MJ were his last three championship runs. Based on that, the compare/contrast is as follows.. 1) LeBron is a better teammate. I've hated him in the past. But I've never heard one teammate say a bad word about him. From what I can remember of MJ, there was pretty much constantly a teammate b*tching about him throughout his entire career. 2) LeBron is a better passer. No question about it. 3) LeBron is, at least, as good of an outside shooter. He might be better.. 4) LeBron is, at least, as good on the drive. Not as quick as MJ, but so much bigger and stronger that it doesn't matter. Again, might be better. 5) LeBron has a MUCH better inside game. The man is Karl Malone-sized. 6) LeBron is a MUCH better rebounder, shot-blocker, interior defender, etc. Again, Malone-sized. 7) LeBron is almost, perhaps as, good of a perimeter defender. He doesn't get steals like MJ, and he's not quite as quick. But his size and strength more than makes up for the difference. It's rare to see anyone get by him. 8) MJ still has intangibles on him, but that's about it, and for how long? we shall see. MJ was clutch. Six for six in NBA finals. He wanted the ball in, and at the end of, big games. He was going to be the guy that won or lost it. And he usually won it. It's hard to quantify the importance of that. But I'd say that whatever team LeBron is on in the next five seasons - that's going to be the championship front-runner. So, we'll see what he does with it. If he wins a few more, I think I'd be comfortable giving him the edge over MJ..