• King James: Still the Heir Apparent
  • To: Lebron Haters
  • Date: June 27, 2011
  • Topic: Lebron James
  • Category: sports
  • Subcategory: NBA
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There are many of you out there that would like to hate on my man, Lebron James, for doing the same exact thing any one would do.

  He’s not a sell out. He’s just trying to achieve that greatness that has been eluding him—the same greatness that was bestowed to him before he even stepped foot on a professional basketball court.

 

Sure he doesn’t have the 6 championships that MJ has, but are rings really the only measure of talent? How about 2 consecutive MVPs or bringing a nothing team like Cleveland to the playoffs year after year? You can compare stats all day, but don’t forget that MJ was a ball hog and that’s why he posted the numbers he did—and that got His Airness no rings. It wasn’t until Phil Jackson came along that the Bulls started to get those rings.  

We all know that LeBron was never going to win it in Cleveland—that pipe dream became apparent year after year when his supporting cast failed him. Everyone went crying home and blaming the King, but was it really completely his fault?

His move to Miami should have come as no surprise. He wanted people that shared his passion. Wade and Bosh, even Spoelstra, they are hungry, just like him. A lot of you will say that he wasn’t hungry enough, but how would you feel with millions of people—an entire state even—rooting for you to fail? Every failure is splashed across ESPN and great games go unnoticed.

As for Lebron’s “lackluster” performance in the playoffs, I say, were we watching the same playoffs? Because I seem to remember crunch-time performances that boosted his team to the finals. He will only be remembered for his 8-point final game, and that is truly sad. He brought so much more to the Heat than firepower—he brought confidence and support.

I look forward to this next season so Lebron can finally put all his haters to rest. When he steps onto the court next year, watch out! He’s going to bring the heat, and so much more. 

--Forever Loyal to the King
 

Respectfully submitted,

Anonymous
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I thought you were talking about a real king, not a basketball player! Now back to my soaps!

Commented by: Hotspot, 07.04.11 0 0

You say his supporting cast failed him? His supporting cast gave Cleveland the best record in the league two years running. If he is the greatest they should not have lost in the playoffs when it mattered, that is why he is the superstar, not only to score but to lead his team! Something MJ did. Go run to Dwade LBJ so he can lead you to your ring... Oh wait, how well did that go this year?

Opposed by: Greg Schouten, 06.29.11 0 0

Opposed by: John Nguyen, 06.28.11 0 0

You said it yourself "the same greatness that was bestowed to him before he even stepped foot on a professional basketball court." That's the problem with Lebron. He's been anointed as great before he ever did anything.

Jordan got cut from his high school team. Lebron was entertaining Nike contracts around that same age.

As a result LBJ has no clue what it takes to win at the highest level. He can tag-along with people that know how to like DWade but he'll never get it on his own.

Opposed by: jcutler, 06.28.11 3 0

The difference between MJ and LeBron is that Jordan delivered the wins to back his ego, and he managed to not look like a douche while doing it.

Opposed by: Anonymous, 06.28.11 2 0
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"You said it yourself "the same greatness that was bestowed to him before he even stepped foot on a professional basketball court." That's the problem with Lebron. He's been anointed as great before he ever did anything. Jordan got cut from his high school team. Lebron was entertaining Nike contracts around that same age. As a result LBJ has no clue what it takes to win at the highest level. He can tag-along with people that know how to like DWade but he'll never get it on his own."

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