Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 6/24/12
LeBron James finally fulfilled his destiny and won his championship. It has seemed inevitable ever since he was on the cover of SI in high school. Now, finally, he is finished paying his dues and has stepped to the forefront of the NBA’s varsity pecking order. So who’s next? Now that LeBron has his championship, what athlete without a title has the most pressure to win one? I think the top spot is an easy one to fill in. 1. Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers Someday I am going to be talking to my grandkids about what sports were like while I was growing up. I know what the highlights will be: Being in Assembly Hall for every home game of Calbert Cheaney’s spectacular and underrated college career. The indubitable winning brilliance and competitive fire of Michael Jordan. The irrepressible dominance of Tiger Woods. The mind-boggling talent of LeBron James and Josh Hamilton. Let’s focus on that last one. LeBron James and Josh Hamilton are the two most talented athletes I’v...
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Wade Phillips: Aaron Donald was ‘rusty’ in debut

Michael Phelps calls Tiger Woods' DUI 'massive scream for help'

Patriots' Malcolm Butler not happy about his performance

Nebraska fires AD Shawn Eichorst days after rant

49ers' move to Santa Clara has been an absolute bust

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Aaron Hernandez's family suing Patriots, NFL over CTE findings

Ric Flair opens up about alcohol abuse: ‘I’ll never drink again’

Report: Orioles not planning to shop Machado in offseason

NFL Scout: Saquon Barkley better than Ezekiel Elliott

No harm will come from MLB extending its netting

Ezekiel Elliott’s attorney speculates on NFL’s motivation for legal battle

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors in 2018

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

The 'Kevin Durant has mad (Twitter) handles' quiz

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

The 'Remember the tight ends' quiz

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors in 2018

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker