Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James on the bench during a preseason game. Oct 7, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) sits on the bench and watches the the game against the Golden State Warriors during the first half at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James has obviously been a generationally great player on numerous teams over his historic career. But one “what-if” emerged about his career on Tuesday, which he addressed on social media.

It’s certainly arguable which team that James played best on. He has won championships with every team he has ever played for. That being said, most fans would likely argue that the best years of his career came while he was a member of the Miami Heat.

James played for the Heat for four seasons from 2010-2014, where he won two NBA championships in 2012 and 2013 before returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015.

The 21-year NBA veteran got his first taste of success with the Heat alongside Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. But how would his career have gone if he never ended up leaving the Cavaliers and joining the Heat in 2010?

James was asked about this scenario by Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald, where he stated that he would have been “just as dominant” without playing for the Heat.

That may very well be the case. Truth be told, James was dominant from the moment he stepped on an NBA court.

The real question here is whether or not James would have won as many NBA championships without joining the Heat. And James admitted that he may not have had as much team success if he never joined Miami.

“You **** right I would still be,” James tweeted in response to the question. “I’m CHOSEN! Ain’t nothing changing that! Maybe less rings but DOMINANT from start to finish.”

Fans weighed in with their opinions of how his career would have been without his start in Miami.

It can obviously be argued whether his move to the Heat hurt or helped his legacy as a player. But it is clear that James believes that he would have been as great regardless of where he played.

[LeBron James on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.