Monday 18th December 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Understanding Lebron’s greatness

He was born on the same year a legend was drafted on the NBA the legend revolutionized basketball and was heralded as the greatest player ever… Michael Jordan. On that same year Magic Johnson led the Lakers into the NBA finals as they squared off again with the Celtics winning the championship series in six games. The stars were all aligned on that night and Lebron James was born on the same year two of the greatest legends emerged. He was just destined for greatness, and 25 years later King James has found his throne.
The athleticism of a young Michael Jordan and the wizardry of Magic Johnson combine into a triple double threat establishing 29.9 points per game with 7.8 assists and 7.2 rebounds the six-foot-eight Lebron can play different positions and established himself as one of the greatest player of today. Before going Pro, Lebron was hype up since he was in highschool having a lot of media attention from ESPN and other sports media. NBA players including Michael Jordan go all the way to a small town in Akron Ohio to watch James play. It was the same excitement that happened 4 to 5 decades ago to a young man named Lew Alcindor taking his team to a 79-2 overall record. Alcindor eventually got converted and is known up to this day as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I came to understand more about Lebron on his documentary movie “More than a game”. He made basketball as his sanctuary and look up to his best friends as his family. The moment he learns to stand up and walk on his own Lebron is already holding a ball and dunking a make shift rim while he was still two years old. His mother who became pregnant at a young age of 16 had to work hard to survive and that made James competitive nature having to survive and having to go through difficulty of life at a young age.
I remember when I was still young and had fear of dogs. Our neighbor would always say he won’t bite but the moment I touch the dog I ended up in the hospital. Lebron is destined for greatness and unknowingly he is headed to become one of the most exciting players of our generation. You can question the way he handled losing opting not to shake hands with Dwight Howard on their eastern conference finals or you can question his fickle mindedness when he says he will compete for the slamdunk competition next year but you can never question greatness… It’s just like saying dogs don’t bite.

Story can also be found in bleacherreport.com

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]