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The Demise of an Immature King Without a Ring

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Let’s be real here.  It should have stopped last year.  Let’s give it a break at the very least.

For the last three years, the entire sports and entertainment media circuit has been waving their tiny spoons, mimicking the flight of an airplane, essentially breast feeding LeBron James with sickening levels of adoration and praise.

“King James.”  “The Chosen One.”  “We Are All Witnesses.”

What have we really been “witnesses” to?  His freakish unmatched level of athleticism?  Sure, I’ll give him that.  And please, correct me if I am out of bounds with this one, but isn’t a “King” supposed to have at least one crown, err, ring?  Last time I checked, LeBron has…wait, let me count.  Oh right, there’s nothing to count.

Since when is a superstar catapulted into the upper echelon of “greatest of all-time” talk without having won a title or even come close for that matter?  I mean, the guy got swept out of the only NBA Finals he’s ever been to.

I’ve got to believe that the sports world has not become so insanely saturated with awe towards LeBron’s physical abilities that its forgotten how to truly measure the greatness of a player.

Championships, championships, championships.

I mean come on, at least get to the Finals again.  Not that I’m counting, okay maybe I am, but Kobe is vying for his seventh NBA Finals appearance and third in a row.

Since the world loves comparing Kobe and LeBron, I’d say it’s a rather fitting time to engage this nonsensical conversation, you know, seeing as how the Lakers are appearing in their third straight Western Conference Finals while the Cavaliers are…well, they’re certainly not dancing anymore, that’s for sure.

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  • Ryan Portland, OR

    You are right on. This was suppose to be his time to win a
    ring. All these moves the cavs did this season were built around hi
    they did not use them properly at all and when the going got tough what did they do in game 5 Jack crap no emotion. Maybe they should quit the dancing in the reg season and get down to business. If he comes back his focus will be in question again no one on the cavs cab stay focused. Something needs to change. The lakers changed with focus and now are competing for titles again.

  • Ryan Portland, OR

    You are right on. This was suppose to be his time to win a
    ring. All these moves the cavs did this season were built around hi
    they did not use them properly at all and when the going got tough what did they do in game 5 Jack crap no emotion. Maybe they should quit the dancing in the reg season and get down to business. If he comes back his focus will be in question again no one on the cavs cab stay focused. Something needs to change. The lakers changed with focus and now are competing for titles again.

  • RockitD

    My point exactly and why I have the avatar I have. I’m so tired of folks on the LeBron bandwagon. Kobe is da man until someone dethrones him! LeBron was a Bronze medal winner until Kobe came to the Olympics last year. He fights through the pain and is the man you live and die with at the buzzer! The Closer, the Mamba, the TRUE MVP, and multiple champion!

  • RockitD

    My point exactly and why I have the avatar I have. I’m so tired of folks on the LeBron bandwagon. Kobe is da man until someone dethrones him! LeBron was a Bronze medal winner until Kobe came to the Olympics last year. He fights through the pain and is the man you live and die with at the buzzer! The Closer, the Mamba, the TRUE MVP, and multiple champion!

  • http://twitter.com/curlette88 arlet

    exactly! it’s amazing how people still don’t get it.
    kobe’s whole career was all about criticisms and proving the media wrong. wrong about him being a ballhog, wrong about being ringless without shaq, wrong about being surpassed by newer players. he’s the most hated and the most criticized, seriously. now he got an earful from chuch sayin he’s “done” And it just fuels him. he plays through the hate he’s gettin. he has accomplished a lot but he’s still not getting enough credit for it.

    lebron didn’t have to put up with those things. his arrival to the nba was like a gift from the heavens for them! a guy who can finally make kobe step down. the next big thing. he got all the praises and all the love. they gave him the title of the KING. of what exactly?? “who’s better, kobe or lebron?” is the dumbest question ive ever encountered. When i say KOBE they’d be like “you don’t know anything!” I’m just “dude just speak for urself!”

    i remember one game in dallas this season vs the mavs, with less than a minute remaining, kobe scored a gamewinner. That became the lakers’ 3000th win as a franchise, and they’re the first one to ever get there. I thought that was huge, so i waited to see it up on espn. nope. never heard about it. but they showed lebron’s music video instead, i think he scored 30 points that night.. but still come on! 3000 > 30
    kobe > lebron, however u look at it.

  • http://twitter.com/curlette88 arlet

    exactly! it’s amazing how people still don’t get it.
    kobe’s whole career was all about criticisms and proving the media wrong. wrong about him being a ballhog, wrong about being ringless without shaq, wrong about being surpassed by newer players. he’s the most hated and the most criticized, seriously. now he got an earful from chuch sayin he’s “done” And it just fuels him. he plays through the hate he’s gettin. he has accomplished a lot but he’s still not getting enough credit for it.

    lebron didn’t have to put up with those things. his arrival to the nba was like a gift from the heavens for them! a guy who can finally make kobe step down. the next big thing. he got all the praises and all the love. they gave him the title of the KING. of what exactly?? “who’s better, kobe or lebron?” is the dumbest question ive ever encountered. When i say KOBE they’d be like “you don’t know anything!” I’m just “dude just speak for urself!”

    i remember one game in dallas this season vs the mavs, with less than a minute remaining, kobe scored a gamewinner. That became the lakers’ 3000th win as a franchise, and they’re the first one to ever get there. I thought that was huge, so i waited to see it up on espn. nope. never heard about it. but they showed lebron’s music video instead, i think he scored 30 points that night.. but still come on! 3000 > 30
    kobe > lebron, however u look at it.

  • D. Carter

    no doubt about it i love the lakers but are you guys truely that blnd to see that lebron will go down as one of the best basketball players if not the best? kobe has had the advantage of being in los angeles where jerry bus put championships as his number one priority. on the otherhand lebron hasn’t. lebrons rookie year he was the star and was brought in to bring a ring to the cleveland organization which in fact he almost did as a sophmore surrounded by average talent. (big Z, drew gooden, eric snow etc.) you guys have to also remember that lebron has only been in the league for 6 years while kobe being the veteran has 13. in 7 years theres no telling how good lebron is going to be. you can’t judge a player based on championships. theres several players wihtout rings who are still great; reggie miller, john stockton, karl malone, charles barkley, patrick ewing, etc.

  • D. Carter

    no doubt about it i love the lakers but are you guys truely that blnd to see that lebron will go down as one of the best basketball players if not the best? kobe has had the advantage of being in los angeles where jerry bus put championships as his number one priority. on the otherhand lebron hasn’t. lebrons rookie year he was the star and was brought in to bring a ring to the cleveland organization which in fact he almost did as a sophmore surrounded by average talent. (big Z, drew gooden, eric snow etc.) you guys have to also remember that lebron has only been in the league for 6 years while kobe being the veteran has 13. in 7 years theres no telling how good lebron is going to be. you can’t judge a player based on championships. theres several players wihtout rings who are still great; reggie miller, john stockton, karl malone, charles barkley, patrick ewing, etc.

  • sarge_90

    No! You don’t get it! It’s always about Championships. And Thank God that Jerry Buss “put (winning) championships as his number one priority” Michael Jordan would not be considered the “Greatest Player in NBA history” if he had not won Championships. All those players you mentioned, reggie miller, john stockton, karl malone, charles barkley, patrick ewing, were good players, and everyone of them wanted to win Championships. And we waited years for them to win at least one to cement their legacy as Great Players. Unfortunately None of them achieved what every player in any league or sport plays for, Championships. Basketball Is not Horseshoes! You don’t get points for “almost winning” anything! Lebron my or may not win a Championship.If game 5 of the Boston Cleveland series was any indication, he may not be mentally/emotionally gifted enough to be great when it really matters, What you and so many others don’t get is that No Matter what ESPN, Nike, The NBA or TNT want, He, Lebron will have to earn it, It want be handed to him on a silver plater! and I doubt seriously if you “love the lakers.”

  • sarge_90

    No! You don’t get it! It’s always about Championships. And Thank God that Jerry Buss “put (winning) championships as his number one priority” Michael Jordan would not be considered the “Greatest Player in NBA history” if he had not won Championships. All those players you mentioned, reggie miller, john stockton, karl malone, charles barkley, patrick ewing, were good players, and everyone of them wanted to win Championships. And we waited years for them to win at least one to cement their legacy as Great Players. Unfortunately None of them achieved what every player in any league or sport plays for, Championships. Basketball Is not Horseshoes! You don’t get points for “almost winning” anything! Lebron my or may not win a Championship.If game 5 of the Boston Cleveland series was any indication, he may not be mentally/emotionally gifted enough to be great when it really matters, What you and so many others don’t get is that No Matter what ESPN, Nike, The NBA or TNT want, He, Lebron will have to earn it, It want be handed to him on a silver plater! and I doubt seriously if you “love the lakers.”

  • sarge_90

    sarge_90 says:
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    05.19.10 at 4:18 am
    No! You don’t get it! It’s always about Championships. And Thank God that Jerry Buss “put (winning) championships as his number one priority” Michael Jordan would not be considered the “Greatest Player in NBA history” if he had not won Championships. All those players you mentioned, reggie miller, john stockton, karl malone, charles barkley, patrick ewing, were good players, and everyone of them wanted to win Championships. And we waited years for them to win at least one to cement their legacy as Great Players. Unfortunately None of them achieved what every player in any league or sport plays for, Championships. Basketball Is not Horseshoes! You don’t get points for “almost winning” anything! Lebron my or may not win a Championship.If game 5 of the Boston Cleveland series was any indication, he may not be mentally/emotionally gifted enough to be great when it really matters, What you and so many others don’t get is that No Matter what ESPN, Nike, The NBA or TNT want, He, Lebron will have to earn it, It want be handed to him on a silver plater! and I doubt seriously if you “love the lakers.”

  • sarge_90

    sarge_90 says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    05.19.10 at 4:18 am
    No! You don’t get it! It’s always about Championships. And Thank God that Jerry Buss “put (winning) championships as his number one priority” Michael Jordan would not be considered the “Greatest Player in NBA history” if he had not won Championships. All those players you mentioned, reggie miller, john stockton, karl malone, charles barkley, patrick ewing, were good players, and everyone of them wanted to win Championships. And we waited years for them to win at least one to cement their legacy as Great Players. Unfortunately None of them achieved what every player in any league or sport plays for, Championships. Basketball Is not Horseshoes! You don’t get points for “almost winning” anything! Lebron my or may not win a Championship.If game 5 of the Boston Cleveland series was any indication, he may not be mentally/emotionally gifted enough to be great when it really matters, What you and so many others don’t get is that No Matter what ESPN, Nike, The NBA or TNT want, He, Lebron will have to earn it, It want be handed to him on a silver plater! and I doubt seriously if you “love the lakers.”

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