Perkins: LeBron is great, but not MJ or Kobe great

LeBron James, 2013 NBA All-Star

MIAMI – LeBron James is the Best Player on the Planet. And the Miami Heat forward should be this season’s NBA MVP. But putting him in the discussion for the game’s all-time best – specifically closely behind Michael Jordan and ahead of Kobe Bryant – is still very much in flux. James needs another NBA title and another superstar performance in the Finals – this year – to cement his name in the “all-time best” discussion. In fact, LeBron might not even be