A TRIBUTE TO LeBRON JAMES

LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player currently in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). James has won three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He has also been selected to 13 NBA All-Star teams, 13 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams are the Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer and are the NBA career playoff scoring leader.

James played high school basketball at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, where he was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar. After graduating, he was selected by his home team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. James lead Cleveland to the franchise’s first Finals appearance in 2007, ultimately losing to the San Antonio Spurs. In 2010, he left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, a controversial move featured in an ESPN special titled The Decision. James spent four seasons with the Heat, reaching the Finals all four years and winning back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he led Miami on a 27-game winning streak, the third longest in league history. Following his final season with the Heat in 2014, James opted out of his contract and returned to the Cavaliers. From 2015 to 2017, he led the Cavaliers to three consecutive Finals, winning his third championship in 2016 to end Cleveland’s 52-year professional sports title drought.

I love and respect LeBron James or affectionately known as King James for more than basketball.  Unlike most superstar athletes, LeBron has been and continues to be outspoken on Political issues, equality, justice and fairness for all.  James doesn’t just speak from emotions, he does his homework on each issue he’s willing to support.

Maybe his Political views have made him a huge target to attack, by making it easy for Sports Commentators to report more negatively of him.   Thus saying, hundreds upon thousands end up hating him while not understanding why they hate him.  I wonder had he played it safe (like MJ) and just played ball, would he be known as The G.O.A.T.?  Most of his critics don’t realize they have been manipulated by the Political Establishment.  Unknowingly the media was used to make one think negatively of him without facts…LeBron is only guilty of speaking out on issues rather than just playing basketball and being silent.

In America, there is a price one pays for speaking out on a certain subject and obviously, LeBron James has crossed the line one too many times.

Remember Ali and Dr. King, they to were hated in real time for speaking out.  It is so refreshing for me to witness LeBron walk in their shadow with the same passion and confidence as they did.

This is only a small example of James voicing his views and position on today’s current issues, which is why they hate him and I love him:

LeBron James Speaks Out on Charlottesville … – SI.com

LeBron James speaks out on racial issues – USA TODAY

LeBron James speaks out on gun violence – Chicago Tribune

LeBron James speaks out against racism on MLK Day, takes

LeBron James speaks out against Donald Trump’s immigration

LeBron James speaks out on Trump, national … – Business In

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James says NFL is blackballing 

LeBron James speaks out on incidents of … – NY Daily News

LeBron James who is now in his fifteenth year, is a millionaire over and yet he still plays basketball like a brand new rookie.  Arguably he could have been selected MVP every year he played.  No other player in NBA has played the game with such passion, success, and command as Lebron James this late in their career.

The new kid on the block is the same kid who stormed NBA fifteen years ago, LeBron James.

LeBron James has no rivalry, he is blessed with the ability,  talent, health, passion, and desire greater than any other NBA athlete alive.  Sports media would have you believe Golden State Warriors is his rivalry.  Notwithstanding in 2015 he forced them to a six-game final while having two major starters out due to injuries.  In the following year 2016, the Golden State Warriors had the so-call best team-best record in NBA history, winning 73 straight games.  But, because of LeBron James’ knowledge, passion and love for this sports he and his team defeated the winningest team in NBA history.  LeBron not only can score and pass the ball at will, we’ve experienced his ability to make a big defensive move, which in that game, changed destiny.  The Golden State Warriors now realized being crowned the best and winning more games wasn’t enough to defeat LeBron James.

LeBron James has nothing left to prove on the basketball court and his critics will never be satisfied.  When the NBA history books are written I’m certain LeBron Jame will be considered as the GOAT.

I think Sports Commentators, spectators and all with an opinion must consider all the facts before voicing an opinion.  One also must admit that winning championships alone is not enough to stand on.  I would hope one would consider all the statics, offensively, defensively, assist, longevity, consistency, rebound, time played, the percentage in every category comparative to others…if you did that, I believe only one name will come on top…LeBron James!

I realize many others have won more championships, scored more baskets, but none have played several different positions with different teams as well as LeBron James has.  The stats are there for all to see and compare.

Every now and then the Universe highlights our divinity of greatness.  Sometimes it’s demonstrated through activism, demonstration, leadership, music, acting, dancing, communication and in other areas.  I’m happy to witness divinity of greatness given to LeBron James in my lifetime.

 LeBron James, the greatest of all time until the end of time…https://youtu.be/Pe5rtCGzI8E

Past and Present

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NIGHTMARE

I realize this blog may be viewed by many as an over-kill, jumping on the bandwagon, writing about the obvious or another Trump critic.  If that is your opinion, you’re  probably right.  I would prefer to write about Trump policy, his executive orders signed, appointees he would like to have confirmed.  Unfortunately, he doesn’t give me, nor others, the opportunity to challenge him in these areas.  Sadly, we’re left with such low hanging fruits like, “is he fit for the office”, “what about his character”,  ” his staff doesn’t think he’s mentally stable” and the list goes on and on.  On a high note, I refuse to bore you with what you hear daily on television about how arrogant he is, self-center, stupid, erratic, foolish, too impulsive, lazy, watch too much television, plays too much golf, too cozy to Putin, doesn’t read, easily angered, lies often and so on…I refuse to talk about those things.  However, I cannot ignore how little respect Trump has shown to the women who asked to be heard.  Twelve women accused Trump of sexually Harassment, yet they cannot get their voices heard…so many women fall into the “Me Too” syndrome.  

Michael Wolff’s book, “FIRE AND FURY” has captured America attention like no other book has.  Four days and counting, this book is being talked about 24/7 in some form or another.

Before I continue, allow me to address how Trump beat sixteen Republicans.  Trump simply out racist them.  Remember Trump proudly and boldly carried out a one year campaign against President Obama birth and schooling.  No other Republican was brave enough to go that far.  Meanwhile, thirty percent of White Americans seemingly was waiting for someone to be racist enough to say what Trump was saying.  Black Americans and people of color always knew the race card still exist and played a major part in America.  The false sense of Trump greatness to beat sixteen qualify Republicans was no phenomenal, on the contrary, it was race bating at the lowest level. divide and conquer.

Trump is under investigation for many things and I’m not convinced that he won the election fairly.  Therefore, I’m not ready to say he beat Hillary…let’s wait until the investigation is over and all the facts are in.

In the past, I’ve written a blog called, “ACTION OF A FRIGHTEN PRESIDENT” which describes some of the behavior we’ve all have witnessed by Trump at one time or another.  Perhaps while reading this blog its very possible Trump could demonstrate just how erratic he can be.

Trump is such an easy person to poke.  All news outlet except Fox finds his character deplorable and unfit to serve as Commander In Chief.  Even sadder than Fox is his enablers; The Republican Party at large, Congressmen/women and Senators who continues to cover Trump’s ignorance of government.  But the saddest commentary of them all is when others tell him what he wants to hear rather than what he needs to hear.  His surrogates know Trump is in constant need of praise and admiration (which they do, simply to get what they want).  Meanwhile, the world and the rest of us are very concerned he may possibly start a nuclear war.   Shameful, these very same people go on television, radio and other outlets in the disguise of defending him.  Trump’s number one enabler is Deputy Press Secretary (Sarah Huckabee), who on a daily base tries to put lipstick on this pig.  Secondly, is his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway (now his counselor) who often tries “Alternative Facts” to cover his lack of knowledge.  But, It doesn’t matter who the surrogates are, what matter most is what they are not doing and what they are not telling him… the truth.

We must consider all the facts, all the descriptions, all of the actions we’ve witnessed by Trump and asked ourselves as well as each other,  is he capable?  Are you comfortable knowing it’s his hand on the switch?  The thought should be frightening reviewing his past while bracing ourselves for what he might do or say next is very frightening, in fact, it’s a NIGHTMARE.

Can America take four years of living a daily nightmare?  Should America take living a Trump’s nightmare daily?

Have we’ve fallen so far from grace that we’re willing to entertain  four years of  “ACTIONS FROM A FRIGHTEN PRESIDENT”

“FIRE AND FURY” plus being frightened should give us all reason to be concerned.  Shame on the Republican party for not standing up and speaking louder.  In fact too few are not speaking at all.  Once upon a time, this party boasted about Country and Patriotism, today they’re so busy pretending to be covering for Trump, in reality, they’re just trying to stay in power…many believe they’ve lost their way.

One renown question remains daily, Is Trump mentally fit to serve as President?

My fellow Americans once again, the power is in our hand to fix, change and correct the errors the Republicans refuses to do.  We must Vote out and Vote in…in this year election.  Please ask yourself, is it fair that thirty percent of Americans control seventy percent of us.  Now is the time, more than ever before to make your voice heard.  If the seventy percent vote in the upcoming elections perhaps we will no longer wake up daily living in a NIGHTMARE.

If for some reasons you need a reminder of Trump’s character (or lack thereof) please check out Michael’s Wolff book, “FIRE AND FURY” and the links below.

FIRST BOOK FROM INSIDE THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE: ‘FIRE AND FURY’ BY MICHAEL WOLFF  28 November 2017

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