The King Without a Ring: Two Tiers Of Legendary in the NBA

July 15th, 2010 by Anthony Pierro Leave a reply »
I decided to start doing this segment where every now and then I’ll offer my unsolicited thoughts on interesting topics in sports, sort of like A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes . Then I realized how similar Andy Rooney is to a wet blanket; so, instead, let's just say these are my rationalities on hot topics happening on the big stage.

First I want to say that I will be referring to LeBron James by his first name; not The King, not LBJ, not The Chosen One, simply by his god-given name. To be called The King, one must first win some jewelry in the form of a Championship. That is not to say that LeBron isn’t a great player and one of the best ever, because he is. I just find it irrational to call someone who is not Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant “The King” of the NBA.

Anyways, I tried really hard to stay away from LeBenedict...I mean LeBron...speculation, but it recently hit me that this entire state of affairs is far more telling and important than I originally anticipated. The events and opinion that followed “Decision 2010” should not have been geared towards the simple fact that LeBron let down th ...

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