Found October 27, 2012 on Pass The Pill:
With one NBA title now in his back pocket, LeBron James eyes a new goal. He wants to “be the best of all-time”, Via SlamOnline. But to surpass players like Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, LeBron will not only need to win some more NBA hardware, but he’ll also need to win over the haters. When addressed with the prospect of whether or not winning last season’s championship would change the way he is perceived. ”Not really, honestly,” James said. ”I haven’t had much time to really just think about what actually happened. At the end of the day, there’s still going to be people that say, well, he’s not going to be able to win two. He’s not going to be able to do it again.” James has the physical tools to be the best to ever do it, and he now has the cast to support his dreams of winning multiple championships, but people are always going to refer to James as a traitor. As the guy who fled Cleveland and teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to win his title(s). But, the fact of the matter here is that people have to let James be. Jordan had Pippen and Rodman. Bird had McHale and Parrish. Magic had Kareem and Worthy. Kobe had Shaq and Pau. Duncan has Ginobili and Parker… why can’t LeBron have Wade and Bosh? I believe there is a huge double-standard that only applies to LeBron James. How good would we be saying he was if he had won his lone championship in Cleveland as a member of the Cavaliers? I think it’s wrong that we as fans try and downplay LeBron’s accomplishments based on the fact that he plays with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. He’s only doing what he saw all of the greats before him do. Sure, Magic, Jordan, Kobe, Duncan and Bird stayed put and received talent to win titles. As where LeBron went to the Heat and joined the talent. But it all translates into the same thing. LeBron is the alpha on the Miami Heat. He’s the clear-cut best player the Heat have to offer. Wouldn’t he have been called an idiot if he stayed in Cleveland and let them bring in scrub after scrub, while LeBron got older and older? Wouldn’t we have looked back and said that LeBron ruined his own legacy by standing by and letting his prime pass him by with no shot at winning? I think we should applaud James for taking control of his own destiny, because it has paid off. Two trips to the finals in as many seasons, and one championship.       The post LeBron James: “I want to be the best of all-time” appeared first on Pass The Pill.
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