LeBron James receives the ball close to the paint. Faces Kenrich Williams’ guard, bounces, jumps back and shoots. The orange ball that was his companion for the rest of his life, still stuck in the hoop, the new King smiles. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s almost 40-year-old record was pulverized, the NBA has a new “Owner”, and the sport, a new Legend.
Not that James’ career would be any less brilliant without that record. LeBron is a winning machine, for many the greatest in a sport that had Jordan, Magic Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, Bryant, among many. A Legend within sight, one of the greatest legacies in the history of sport. This is The King.
And the most spectacular thing is that even at the age of 38, James, playing in a mediocre Lackers, reaches that mark. A guy who could be using his last years in the sport for fun, simply takes one of the most traditional NBA franchises on his back. LeBron carries the look of reverence from teammates, fans, and even opponents wherever he goes.
The boy from Ohio arrived in the NBA to revolutionize the sport. The King is a 2.06m “Monster” with the ability of a point guard. A perfect mix of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Pelé of basketball.
Before LeBron, the great players had very well defined positions. But how to limit a Genius who masterfully did all of them? Why use him in just one sector of the court, if he is decisive in all of them?
LeBron Raymone James is a two-time Olympic champion, four NBA titles, four-time Finals MVP. Thank you The King for everything, but mainly for allowing us to follow your Magnificent trajectory in real time.