What LeBron James Could Learn From John Stockton

July 10th, 2010 by Scott Lambson Leave a reply »
What could the self appointed "Chosen One" learn from a guy like John Stockton?

A lot.

But for the sake of this article we will narrow it down to one quality trait.


We all know loyalty can be a rare commodity these days, but for the NBA's elite, loyalty is usually not a problem. Superstars may threaten to jump ship from time to time as Kobe most recently did in LA, but most of the time, as in Kobe's case, they stay.

The reason I have selected to use John Stockton in this article is because he surprisingly shares much in common with "The Chosen One."

For starters, they both played in similar markets, in Salt Lake City and Cleveland. Both cities have not won NBA championships and Stockton and Lebron were seen as players who could help the city finally achieve that goal.

Both Stockton and Lebron represented the USA as part of their own "Dream Team's."

Both Stockton and Lebron will share Hall of Fame honors at some point in the future.

Both Stockton and Lebron have never won an NBA title.

So why was it so easy for John Stockton to remain loyal to Utah for 19 ...

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