LeBron James’ Legacy Is Not Tarnished, but It Is Changing

July 27th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
LeBron James has received constant criticism since he decided to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, and most of the criticism centers around a legacy that James has yet to establish.

Some observers think James took the easy way out, but all he really did was insulate himself from criticism should the Miami Heat fail to win a championship over the next few seasons.

James' leadership abilities came under attack during his time in Cleveland, and even though he was able to lead the Cavaliers to the best regular season record in the NBA for two consecutive seasons, he could never succeed in the postseason.

The Miami Heat is Wade's team, and as the unquestioned leader of the franchise most of the credit will be shifted to him, whether the Heat should prosper or fail.

When Pat Riley was selling James on joining the Heat, he said LeBron was Magic, Wade would be Kobe, and Bosh would be Garnett, but besides physical skills, James has very little in common with Magic.

No one ever questioned the leadership abilities of Magic Johnson, and even though he played on a team that included several legendary players, he was ordained the leader ...

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