I’ll admit it…
I hated LeBron James so much after his historic 2010 announcement when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. In reality, if you were a Cavs fan and didn’t hate that man something was wrong with you…
Time went on and LeBron thrived with the Heat and won two championships. Then, the glorious moment came when The King announced his return to Cleveland.
LeBron made a promise and that was to win a championship for Cleveland and that he wasn’t going to stop until he did. Well, we all know what happened in 2016 and that championship was won. The King and company came back from down three games to one to defeat the Warriors!
Currently, LeBron plays on the Lakers at the age of 37. He just had a game against those same Warriors where he scored 56 points.
Fifty *insert swear word* Six!!!
In 38 minutes, LeBron went 19-31 from the field (6-11 from three), had 10 rebounds and three assists. The team won 124-116 because of James’ thrilling performance.
I don’t think a lot of people appreciate LeBron and what he does for the league and its fans. How difficult it is for anyone to drop 50+ points in a game, let alone someone who is at his age. How he has sustained greatness for 19 years and is still going strong…
I know there will always be the debate on who is G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). Some are firmly set on Michael Jordan as the best there ever was and will be. I’m set on LeBron as the best. We can debate all day long or just appreciate both of them.
LeBron made history last night 👑 pic.twitter.com/sDqXp5Qso2
— LeBron History 🏀 (@bronhistory) March 6, 2022
Time is going to go on there is talk of another LeBron return to Cleveland. I’m all for him finishing out his career in Cleveland. I think it would be a great way to sign off. Could you imagine LeBron winning a ring for Cleveland in his final year? Regardless on how The King chooses to play it out the time will go on and the end will be reached.
That is why it is important to appreciate what we have in LeBron while we have it. The greatness is incredible and we may never see anything quite like it.
Our Cavaliers post-LeBron are fun to watch despite their ups and downs. It’s okay to be a Cavs fan and love the home town team as is with still respecting a legend. Now, if it were Cavs vs. Lakers in The Finals, it’s not like I’d be rooting for LeBron over Cleveland. Don’t think that is happening, though.
Just…take a moment and watch some highlights, remember those classic games when LeBron was on the Cavaliers. There will be a time where you’ll wish The King was still playing ball.
My favorite LeBron games?
Game 5 when LeBron beat the Pistons in 2007 and had 48 points.
Games 5-6-7 in the 2016 Finals (duh)
This most recent 56-point obliteration of the Warriors.