LeBron James’ Burden Too Much To Bear: Jordan’s Shoes Still Unfilled

December 2nd, 2010 by Alan Olson Leave a reply »
Try as hard as he might, LeBron James will never be able to fill the shoes of Michael Jordan.

While the extremely high-profile Miami Heat continue to underperform, LeBron feuds publicly and privately with coach Erik Spoelstra.

His recent actions are telling of how far the idea of an NBA icon has fallen and also remind us that there will never be another like Mike.

LeBron has been a mega-star surrounded by unprecedented hype since junior high school, but really this speaks volumes to the complete expansion of media coverage as we continue to search for the heir to the Air.

By now we should probably realize that the efforts have been futile.

Jordan was a once-in-a-millennium talent that transcended his peers in the NBA and revolutionized the sport towards the high-flying, above-the-rim show it is today.

When he entered the league, he raised his game to meet and eventually surpass the bar set high by players like Dr. J, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.

Entering the league during the twilight of Dr. J’s career and the peak of Bird’s and Magic’s, Jordan more than held his own in beco ...

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