We’ve seen this before, sort of.
In an article previewing the Miami Heat’s 2012-13 NBA season, ESPN profiled LeBron James as revolutionizing the “Point Forward” position. In a way, he is. But it’s not the first time we’ve seen it (see: Scottie Pippen, Grant Hill, and contrary to popular belief, Magic Johnson). While all of them were excellent playmakers, none of them were equipped with the athleticism of LeBron.
As we enter a new season, there are still a few people who look to compare LeBron to Michael Jordan, which is becoming more wrong by the day. There are a lot of people who are beginning to see more of Magic in LeBron’s game, which is becoming more apparent by the day. The most correct opinion would be somewhere in the middle, leaning more toward Magic.
If you think about it a little longer, the comparison to Magic can become a little eerie. A man possessing forward size, with guard like skills whose best natural ability on the basketball court is finding the open man with e...