Everyone seems to have an opinion on LeBron James and is putting it out there.
I love LeBron. I don’t think he’s the greatest of all time. That title belongs to Michael Jordan. But I do think he’s one of the GOATs. He’s making his place among the Michael Jordan’s and Kobe Bryant’s of the world.
He does everything you want a superstar to do-- he leads, he sets a good example, and he stands by his word. Most of what he does not go unnoticed, and he receives a bunch of notoriety for it. But he does do somethings that go unnoticed that he doesn’t get credit for doing.
As for his business acumen, I don’t think we’ve seen a businessman like him in any sport. I also don’t think we’ve seen a person of his greatness that has been criticized as much as he has. I don’t think any professional athlete has experienced as much scrutiny as him while being successful at the same time.
He is a transcendent talent, and I don’t think he gets enough credit for what we’re witnessing as far as his NBA career goes.
I don’t like that we can’t transition to the next superstar; whether it’s KD, James Harden or Steph Curry. They always want to interject someone into his greatness. I think that is something we are going to end up regretting at the end of the day.
The NBA Finals
While I was watching the NBA Finals this year—man, it hurt. I hurt for him; you know what I mean? You can’t compete at that level by yourself. You’re going to need teammates.
It was a tough season for him. But at the end of the day, he took a team to the NBA Finals that probably shouldn’t have made it there. Along the way, he probably learned a lot about himself.
Where will he play next season?
I’m interested in seeing how the final third of his career goes—wherever that may be. I really don’t have a clue where he’s going to go in free agency. His emotions probably change over the decision every day. I don’t know where his goals align-- is it the rings? Is it his family?
Me, being a Lakers fan, I want him to go to LA. I think Los Angeles could be a good fit for him and could really add to his legacy.
He’ll have the opportunity to mentor some young players, attract some veterans to the team, and bring that dynasty back. I think that is the final piece to his legacy and would do wonders for it-- bringing the Lakers back to prominence.
But at the same time, if he wants to win right now, it would make sense to go to the Spurs or some other team.
Me and LeBron, One-on-One?
Would I like to take on one of the greatest basketball players in the world in a game of one on one? Heck yeah, I would! I’m not scared of anybody. I’ve still got game; I can still go.
If an opportunity arises to take on one of the greats, you take it. I’d also like to go one on one with Jay Z, 2Pac, or Biggie in a rap battle. I probably suck, and I’m nothing compared to those guys. But any competitor wants an opportunity to go one on one with the greats.