Running away with greatness

Running away with greatness

By Omar Guerrero Posted May 29, 2013

Lebron James, at this stage in his career, is a four-time MVP, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and his most proud achievement; an NBA Champion. When you look at James’ game it’s practically flawless. He rebounds great, runs the floor with so much strength and quickness, his defense is phenomenal, his passes are incredible, his athleticism is unheard of for a man his size, his ability to shoot the three, and not to mention take it to the rim is amazing.

Lebron has all these different components that make him the player he is. When you have so many talents and maintain them each time you step on the court, you are going to live on long after your career is finished. Lebron is in the position to leave the game as arguably the greatest player in NBA history. This season James averaged 24.4 points per game, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.8 assists.

James was the youngest player in NBA history to reach 20,000 career points, yet he is not selfish at all while also having 5,000 assists. Each player has their own unique take on the game and approaches it in their own way. Kobe is more of a shooting and scoring type of player much like Michael Jordan. Lebron is more similar to a Magic Johnson-type player in the way he gets all of his teammates involved, yet makes the big plays at the right moments. Lebron has all the intangibles in someone you want on your team. He’s not just a scorer, but a player who loves the defensive side of the ball moves the offense, and is a natural-born leader who can command the game at any time. James views his four MVP titles as an all-around team effort, not just an individual award, that’s a team player.

James isn’t looking to play a good game, he’s looking to completely dominate leaving the opposing team embarrassed. James wears a band on his wrist every night that says “I Promise,” he wears this because he promises to the younger kids looking up to him that he will be the best role model on and off the court that he can possibly be. James more than anything wants to succeed at the highest level and now that it’s playoff time there’s nobody that will get in his way to another championship, something both Jordan and Kobe knew how to do very well.