I don’t think it’s a choke job. But I think LeBron and Magic clearly overestimated the ability of a 34 year-old to carry scrubs and attract stars. This isn’t 2012 beastmode LeBron anymore. The Lakers could have continued building their team properly and not derailed shit for an aging star. LeBron could have joined probably 21 teams and been a conference finals threat. But he wanted the glamour of saving the LAKERS (probably). The team with the worst shooters in the NBA. It does take a little bit of the shine off his mythos. At 34, it’s probably unfair. But many writers and statisticians have (correctly) lauded him for his carry jobs over his career. Now he’s probably going to finish with a losing record.