Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The 12th player in NBA History to score 20,000 points & dish 5000 assists, Lebron James in his 10th season is still getting better.  And he actually hit those milestones in the same game.  That's just Crazy.  Go to this site and check out the ridiculosity of Lebron James' numbers.  It's not hard to figure out what he's averaging every season being that this is his tenth year.  2000 points, 560 assists, 570 rebounds, 130 steals, and 65 blocks.  He's 28 years old and the scary thing is Lebron is fine-tuning his game, perfecting his strengths and improving upon his weaknessess.  The numbers are staggering, but James' critics point to 1 championship and repeated poor performances in the clutch.

With the Cavaliers Lebron was the be-all, end-all.  He carried them to the Finals in 06-07 and made them relevant for the first time since 1992 when Mark Price and Brad Daugherty took the Cavs to the Conference Finals.  It's not an insult to the former teammates of James to say he didn't have enough help to win a championship.  They had success as a team.  Basketball is no individual sport, but Lebron carried the franchise like very few ever have.  Dan Gilbert and Danny Ferry made moves and acquisitions to help Lebron but they never made the right ones (Old Shaq & Antawn Jamison).  The Heat and Pat Riley have made the right moves.  They've surrounded James, Wade & Bosh with quality role-players and have paid them generously.

Lebron James is just beginning to enter his prime.  Physically he's stronger than ever.  Mentally he's stronger than ever.  His shooting % has gone up progressively since 2009, from 49 to 50 to 51 to 53 to 55 percent this year.  He is big enough and skilled enough to play every position on the floor effectively.  Lebron really is the ultimate hybrid player that can do it all.  This 2003-04 Bowman Rookie is cool but it's not the one I'm trying to get most.  One of my previous posts holds that clue.  Any Lebron Rookie is money in the bank, but the one I'm looking to acquire will require some added work & research.  I'll put it up when I get it

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