LeBron James Needs Another Title in 2013 to Be Considered One of All-Time Greats

August 7th, 2012 by John Friel Leave a reply »
Within the week, LeBron James will become the first NBA player since Michael Jordan in 1992 to win league MVP, Finals MVP, an NBA championship and a Gold Medal all in the same year.

Think it will be enough to soothe the withered souls of his critics? If you think that it would, then you obviously haven't watched much basketball over the past two years.

LeBron has been the best player in the league for the past three years, yet it has meant little to nothing to the masses who feel the need to scrutinize every move James makes. Not even playing on the Cleveland Cavaliers for seven years could give him a free pass for not winning a title, despite his most elite teammates being a 34-year-old Antawn Jamison, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Mo Williams.

Because all of those players are extremely relevant today. The Cavaliers proved just how formidable of a team they were once James left the team, going 19-63 and suffering an NBA-record 26 consecutive losses.

Winning the championship and Finals MVP in 2012 was a start. James looked like a completely different player from the one who was shying away from the spotlight in 2011. He embraced the pressure-fil ...

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