Video: Pat Riley Calls LeBron James Arguably ‘Greatest Player of All Time’

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Miami Heat president Pat Riley recently gave high praise to Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.

While reminiscing on the formation of the Heat’s Big 3, the former head coach revealed he believes James is arguably the best player ever.

“After July the first, I just laid it out on the table,” Riley recalled. “LeBron and Chris [Bosh], two of the greatest players in our game. And LeBron, maybe the greatest player of all time, with Dwyane [Wade]. All you have to do is put it on the table.”

James, 35, has been heavily compared to Michael Jordan since the recent release of “The Last Dance,” a documentary series which covers the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 season.

Riley, who coached three different teams over the course of Jordan’s time in the league, saw the star guard rip apart opponents up close.

However, the 75-year-old also witnessed James decimate competitors during his time in Miami.

As a matter of fact, many sports pundits believe the forward was at the acme of his career while playing for the Heat.

In his four years with the Heat, the All-Star earned two championships, two regular seasons MVPs, two Finals MVPs and much more.

Over the course of his 17-year career, James has averages of 27.1 points, 7.4 assists and 7.4 rebounds per game.

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