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Joe Posnanski's column on basketball's greatest of all time (POINT AFTER, June 13) was right on. This season's NBA Finals was a perfect example of why LeBron James may have more physical talent than Michael Jordan, but he is not even close to Jordan when it comes to being the best player. Kobe Bryant is probably more like Jordan in that regard. How many times has LeBron willed his team to victory in a playoff series? Someday there may be someone who is better than Jordan in that respect, but LeBron isn't the man.
Scott Kidd, Boerne, Texas
There is one thing I saw LeBron James do that Michael Jordan never did, and that was give up.
Tom Walsh, Burbank, Calif.
Really? An article about the greatest basketball player of all time and no mention of Wilt Chamberlain? The same guy who averaged 50.4 points for an entire season, holds the record for the most points in a game (100) and won a championship with two different teams? No article about the greatest should leave out Wilt the Stilt.
Brett Hayman, St. Petersburg
Maybe it's a generational thing, but the greatest of all time in my opinion is without a doubt Bill Russell. With 11 NBA championships in 13 seasons, Russell accomplished on the court what no one probably ever will again.
Harry Freiberg, Brookings, Ore.