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The Perfect Scenario for Redemption

This article talks about the possibilities of Lebron James winning a championship

Could there be a more perfect stage for the most scrutinized sports athlete to prove himself.

 

When you think about greatness, Wilt, Russell, Magic, Bird, Dr. J, MJ, and Kobe comes to mind. When you think what made them great then championships should enter your mind. But let me take one more stab at it. What puts them at greatness status is they had to go through each other to win championships. Now that brings us to Lebron James, which is the most scrutinize player or athlete in sports history. We all know he hasn't won a ring in two attempts and how he has merely disappeared when it counts the most, but maybe this is  what he needs to drive him for that infamous championship ring.

During any other time I would consider comparing him to MJ blasphemy, but just hear me out this time. MJ had won two MVP's but had no rings by the time he turned 27. In fact he had never got to the finals until he turned 27. James is 27 and he has won three MVP's with no rings under his resume. Yes MJ wasn't scrutinized like Lebron but he had created this stigma "yeah but he can't win a championship." Here is where it gets interesting. Jordan first Finals appearance was against Magic. I'm sure he would have played well against any other team but it was against Magic. As maybe the most ridiculous Jordan fan, I know that motivated Jordan more than any thing except maybe coming back from his first retirement. Same as Magic vs Bird, Magic vs Isaiah and so on... Greatness drives Greatness.

Lebron had luxary of reaching the Finals twice before turning 27 but of course he failed. Now take his opponents in the Finals, The San Antonio Spurs featuring Tim Duncan. Yes the Spurs was the best team in 2007 and Tim Duncan was the best power forward but Lebron was young and had no help, except for Boobie Gibson, yes I said Boobie Gibson a young player himself. I'll give him a pass on that.

Next was the Dallas Mavericks last year in the Finals, which I believe all the hate should have gave him that drive but that's another story. Dirk Nowitzki had an unbelievable Finals but he might be the ninth best player in the NBA. For that matter, Dallas wasn't even one of the top teams in the Western Conference that year.

So why didn't Lebron take advantage.We will never know.

What makes this Finals match up interesting is the fact that there is someone on the opposing team that is ready to take the title of the best player in the NBA from Lebron, Kevin Durant! Duranchua, the one who is unguardable and unstoppable like James himself, maybe the only one who gets Lebron juices flowing. After the amazing 4th quater by Durant, Lebron showed us this killer instinct that might be buried inside of him which unleashed 45 points in just a little over 3 quarters. In fact, when we all though it would be Lebron would be linked up with Carmello, but Durant vs Lebron might be the more of a reality.

Is this finally the opponent and stage that will prompt Bron Bron to show he is the best  and propel him to his first Chip or will we see the what we are familiar seeing and the downfall of his career. 

My only advice is (in the words of my boys' nephew) someone get Morpheus and tell Lebron "he's the one"!

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Murray Jr June 13, 2012 at 04:05 PM
All I can say is - HA HA HA HA HA. He still can't make change for a dollar in the finals.
williefonte June 13, 2012 at 07:12 PM
1st off, everyone need to STOP calling or referring to Lebron James as "The Best" in the game today because there ARE NO BEST! The playing field is as equal & level as it was or will ever be in our history! There will NEVER EVER be another Michael Jordan or the likes of him so we all need to just stop trying to squeeze Lebron James into that category. LeBron is a good player, but so is Kobe, Kevin, Melo, D.Wade etc. They are all on the same level but the difference is their ROLE PLAYERS! The role players are what set them apart & won championship(s)..... Kobe had Shaq at his prime! D-Wade had Shaq at his prime. Mike, Bird, Magic etc had so many good players at their prime that could be a starting 5 on any roster out here today!......... LeBron James on the other hand DO NOT! Thats the difference! We all expect this guy to be "SUPERMAN" & do it all when the reality of the matter is that HE IS JUST NOT THAT DUDE! If he say "F*ck It" & scores 50 points every night & lose, we all will blame him & say that he shoots too much & don't get his teammates involved. If he do get them involved, we will STILL BLAME him by saying that he needs to shoot more. So lets be truthful with ourselves here, we are all HYPROCRITES & we all judge this guy unfairly, unjustly & darn right Ungodly!
Raphael Haynes June 13, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Will, thats on Lebron, He is the one that adopted King James. Like Magic said, if you are the superstar of the team you have to take all the credit of losing or winning. Mike dealt with it, even Kobe had to deal with it, it comes with the territory!!
Raphael Haynes June 13, 2012 at 09:37 PM
LOL I kind of hope he wins it just so we can stop talking about this!!!
Hb Jared Joiner June 14, 2012 at 05:11 AM
i dont have an opinion on Lebron no more, if he does he does if he dont he dont. i love to watch him play at the end of the day
Raphael Haynes June 14, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Honestly, you know this is hard for me but I'm th1e same way, I just HATE MIAMI!!!!!!! But I really think Durant is what he really needs
Murray Jr June 29, 2012 at 04:18 PM
I guess I have to eat crow, but that non-call late in the 4th quarter of Game 2 could've changed the whole series.
Raphael Haynes June 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM
At least we don't have to go through this nonsense anymore and just focus on basketball lol

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