Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James will always be looked at as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball.
What comes along with being one of the the greats is being compared to the greatest, Michael Jordan.
Ever when he was a young kid playing basketball at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, OH, James was being compared to Jordan.
Throughout his career in the NBA it has been no different.
James has constantly been scrutinized for his amount of losses in the NBA Finals and his inability to close out games in the fourth quarter.
One thing that can’t be denied is James ability to put up big numbers in the regular season.
James has four regular season MVP awards to his name; just one short of Jordan.
James is going to be 33-years-old by season’s end so his road to another MVP is getting shorter.
At least for the first half of the season James will be running the offense a lot more than he did in previous years because his former teammate Kyrie Irving was traded in the offseason. The man he was traded for, Isaiah Thomas, is still recovering from a hip injury he suffered last season and won’t be back for a few months.
James will be more in charge of the Cleveland offense for the first time since he left for the Miami Heat.
Another positive for James is that he has his best supporting cast he’s had in years.
The only thing that can stop James from winning another MVP is himself.
The King isn’t fighting for regular season MVP’s anymore at this point in his career.
He wants championships.
I can see James taking some games off when April comes around so he can have his body right for the playoffs, but I don’t think he should do that.
The talk around the league has been about Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. Many people have even been talking more about the emergence of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
It’s time for the King to reassert his dominance in the league and take back what is his.
Only he can stop himself from dominating the league like he once did not too long ago.
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