Sunday 22nd October 2017,
Sports Alchemist
Spotlight

Lebron should stay hungry

It wasn’t a landslide vote but majority had it for Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lebron James as he captured his second Most Valuable Player (MVP) award and becoming the second youngest player to ever win it in two consecutive years. This was a perfect script for a perfect ending for the NBA’s king…
Lebron’s grabbing his second MVP title and getting a championship ring in return is just like living in a perfect world wherein everything ends up in happily ever after. But reality will always sink in. The uninvited guest, the Boston Celtics, went to bash the Cavaliers’ party and tried to end the latter’s hope of winning their first championship with a strong message: “We will not bow down without a good fight”…
The Cavaliers finished the season with a 61-21 record and was NBA’s best since they have a deeper bench and most of all, they have the MVP. But the Celtics are hungrier, with much experience, and showed resiliency all throughout the season.
When Lebron stopped producing on their second game against the Celtics, his supporting cast were not producing either. Their offense was atrocious and after digging their own hole for most part of the game, the Cavaliers tried to comeback but stumbled on their way up. Was it Lebron’s elbow injury or was it King James and his knights becoming too complacent? The series has been tied 1-1 and the Celtics headed home hoping to close things out on their own turf.
The Cavs will have to deal with the aging Celtics with a sense of urgency or they might be digging their own hole again… I remembered one time when I ate dinner at a very expensive restaurant. I haven’t eaten lunch that day so when I stepped on the restaurant, already with growling stomach, I munched up all the appetizers. When the main course was served, I was already full. I was so engrossed about satisfying my hunger that I forgot about the lamb chops being served… The drive in winning a championship should always be the main course on every player’s meal. An MVP or any award are just appetizers or the side dishes… It is still a long series against the Celtics and we all hope Lebron and the Cavs will bounce back. Lebron should stay hungry, because in life we are only given few moments and it might not be on the same position again… As for me I dreamt of that moment where I can eat on that expensive restaurant again… Maybe someday when I have a lot of extra cash… at least by then, I will know where my stomach should be focused on… the Main course, of course.

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]