LeBron James is one of the greatest to have ever played. Compared to the top ten greatest players ever like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and other athletes, LeBron had a disadvantage. LeBron James 's first seven seasons were played for an extremely dysfunctional front office. Let me tell you why Dan Gilbert, the Cleveland Cavaliers' majority owner is the man who ruined LeBron's legacy.

Gilbert failed to supply LeBron with championship talent

LeBron James was one of the best the moment he stepped in the NBA, and for seven years LeBron played with no elite talent.

The best teammate he had during the days was Mo Williams. To add to everything during the seven years, LeBron James never was the highest paid player on the roster. Dan Gilbert spent money on teammates like Larry Hughes, the man who shot 37% from the field. Ben Wallace, who was massively overpaid and was way out of his Detroit pistons years and at last Shaquille O'Neal, who was massively overweight, had injury problems and was one of the highest played players in the entire league.

Moreover, for the cherry on the top during the 2009-10 NBA season the Phoenix Suns offered a trade which would send Amare Stoudemire to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for JJ Hickson and Zydrunas Ilgauskas. However, Dan Gilbert declined the deal because he thought JJ Hickson had too much potential to be traded.

Amare would be an excellent 2nd star to pair up with LeBron James and this duo without a doubt have made the NBA finals at least.

LeBron's reason to leave Cleveland was justified

As a result of the dysfunction, LeBron James left in 2010; the Cleveland Cavaliers needed four years to rebuild into a championship contender after LeBron Joined them.

For instance, when Chicago Bulls resigned Jordan in 1995 they needed one off-season to make enough moves to make them a contender. The accomplishments LeBron have achieved even though he had a massive disadvantage are unbelievable. People should give more credit to him and not discredit him for leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The hate he is enduring is immense as he is probably the most hated athlete on the planet.

What if?

Just think about this subject, consider the possibility that LeBron James was drafted into an excellent organization such as the San Antonio Spurs or the Los Angeles Lakers or the Boston Celtics and have a General Manager that would add to his legacy and not take from it.