Again, Lebron took ONE team to the finals, when he was not with Miami. And during that play-off run he beat the Wizards, Nets, and an aging Pistons team, meaning a bunch of scrubby teams which has been reflective of Lebron's whole career to the play-offs t get to the finals. When he got to the Western conference finals, he got swept by a Spurs team, and it wasn't even close. The following two years, Lebron lost to Orlando and the Celtics, meaning the stars aligned for Lebron to get to the finals with that Cavs team. He saw the writing on the wall afterwards, which was, he wasn't going to ever win on his own, with the Cavs. The deterioration of the Cavs the two years after the finals was evident. And even then, it's not like Lebron didn't have any decent players, among them Mo Williams, who could put up a flurry of points. The point is, if you put that Cavs team in the Western conference, where Kobe was playing with his crappy teams, I pretty much would put money on it that the Cavs team wouldn't have sniffed the play-offs, just like that scrubby Wizards, Nets and aging Pistons team wouldn't. You put Kobe in the Eastern conference during that same era with the Lakers team, he could take that squad to the finals.