LeBron James handled the Celtics last night like you used to handle your little brother in the driveway, doing what he wanted when he wanted on the way to a ridiculously easy 117-104 win in Boston in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
So this seems like as good a time as any to rev up the debate again.
Which is: Who are the best five players in NBA history?
Right now I'm inclined to say LeBron is at least 1A to Michael Jordan's 1, for a number of reasons. He's down 6-3 in titles, but he's won his against tougher competition (the current Warriors; the Tim Duncan/Manu Ginobilli/Tony Parker Spurs). He's a better rebounder. And he might be the best passer the game has seen since Larry Bird, a skill which frequently gets downplayed.
And the other three?
5. Bird (with either Magic or Oscar 5A).
OK, your turn. Go.