jordan and kobe played with hall of famers, lets not pretend they did everything by themselves
doesn't lebron deserve credit for leading a bunch of nobodies at cleveland to the finals? what did kobe do in LA without shaq and pau?
Pippen always had the talent to be a superstar but he didn't come blasting out of the gate in his first 5 years in the league like Lebron did. Jordan placed heavy demand on his teammates to play better when he was responsible for almost half of the Bulls offense by himself. Jordan did A LOT of the heavy lifting and was at times a one man show for the Bulls. They finally got over that hump when Pippen established himself as a top 10 talent. Throw in a garbage stat player like Horace Grant or Dennis Rodman and you have two 3-peats under the Jordan regime.
Lebron definitely deserves credit for his first finals appearance but let's be honest, the eastern conference was weak as shit until Boston came together with their big 3 in 2008. The Cavaliers were in way over their heads against the veteran Spurs and the result was a blowout 4 game sweep.
Kobe won a title after Shaq. Pau is not a hall of famer or a superstar, in my opinion. It doesn't always require that a team has two superstars in order to win a title. Dirk and the Mavericks just blew that theory out of the water. It's always requires a total TEAM effort.
Like I already said...Lebron does not have the killer instinct to want to put opponents away. He choked in the Finals, simple as that.