His hair plug scar is a testament to why he's a Chokey McCoughCough: he's too insecure. He will never think he's good enough, so he never will be. He can allow the other team to a 5-on-4 opportunity while he complains for the cameras all he wants, but he doesn't have the mentality of a champion. Check out the wide-eyed look of panic and confusion he frequently wears. Ouch.
Yes, we should have known how insecure LBJ was when he signed off on marketing campaigns that alternately compared him to: A> The King of all Basketball; B> Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Yes, we should have known it when he balked at being called "over-rated," (after being compared to God) even though he hadn't even gotten past the second round at that point. We should have known how insecure he was when he had to recruit a fellow All-Pro to ride a third All-Pro who CAN come through in the clutch in order to get a ring. We should have known how insecure he was when he consistently either: passed to various gumps in the closing moments of games, afraid to take a shot; or painfully botched his own lack of clutch mentality (reference: "Crab Dribble", any one of six goofs last night, etc.)
Anyone who has watched basketball without really seeing it can argue about him being an all-time great. Nuh-uh. If Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen had a baby, that'd be LBJ. Great physical specimens, lot of energy, lots of stats, but lacking that killer instinct that makes true greatness.
If the game was 43 minutes long, sure he's the greatest. Him, Wilt, Shaquille: great stat stuffers. If I needed a guy to win me a game in the last 5 minutes (which, let's face it, every NBA champion DOES), I'd take any one of dozen guys over him: MJ, Magic, Bird, Kareem, Barkley, McHale, Duncan, Hakeem, Moses, Dantley, Bernard King, Isiaiah, Stockton, Parker, Reggie Miller, Paul Pierce, Kobe, et al.