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 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