Monday, June 11, 2012

Lebron James is an enigma.

The thing about Lebron James is that we don't know which side of him will show up game to game, are we going to see the one that was fearless and determined to get a win and nothing was going to get in his way (not even a drink thrown to his face) or the player that scored just 8 points in a finals game and was hesitant and scared to shoot in the 4th quarter.

For a superstar he doesn't get the respect he deserves, we say things about how he can't close games and he's still able to deliver once in a lifetime performances for example,  scoring 45 points,  grabbing 15 rebounds & dishing 5 assist in a vital playoff game or scoring 25 straight points in another.  He's a remarkable player, one of the best ever. He's the youngest player to score 15,000 points,  he's won the Most Valuable Player award three times, he's one of four players in the history of the game to average 31 PPG, 7 RPG and 6 APG in a season, one of three to average  30 PPG, 10 RPG and 7 APG in a playoffs series, i can go on and on.

Is it really our fault? He was the one saying he was the chosen one, he was the one celebrating  8 titles before he even played a single game at Miami, he said it was going to be easy, he's the one that picked the easy way out while in his prime, he's the one that left Cleveland with empty promises (I got a goal, and it's a huge goal, and that's to bring an NBA championship here to Cleveland," James said. "And I won't stop until I get it.")  he's the one that wanted an whole hour show just to tell everyone where he was signing, he along with Dwyane Wade made fun of Dirk feeling sick in last year's finals.

The only way everyone will appreciate and fully respect him is by getting that ring, saving his best basketball for last and utterly dominating his match up against Kevin Durant. Only time will tell, he has two weeks left.  Take it or be the ridicule of the sports world once again. your choice Mr James, your choice.  After all, we are going to wake up tomorrow with our same lives and personal problems, while his life will continue to be great and he'll do all the things he wants to do.

Follow me on Twitter @JohnnyNBA and Like us on Facebook.


  1. Well written, but one ring won't get my full respect for him. He's an amazing athlete and great basketball player, but aside from that, there's so much else he needs to do to earn respect.

  2. Thanks. I know, sometimes i feel kinda bad for him, but everyone makes fun of him for a reason, if he kept his mouth shout, he wouldn't get as much hate.