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A Ringless King No More: LeBron James is a Champion

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. The King (pictured above) finally has his ring.

By Wesley Kaminsky

You didn’t want to admit it, but you knew LeBron James would be holding up the Larry O’Brien trophy one day. In fact, you had to know it was coming pretty soon.

It took him nine seasons, two NBA finals losses, two eastern conference finals losses, and three MVP’s, but James has finally reached his goal. A long, overdue goal. A weight off the chest of the guy who guaranteed he would bring multiple titles to Miami.

We all know the story of LeBron, and why there is now this cult as to why it is appropriate to root for him to fail. Believe me, I’m one of those guys. I could write all day about how I feel about the infamous “Decision,” in which LeBron became the most hated athlete in pro sports. I’m not getting into that today.

It’s time to appreciate his greatness. Did I just say that out loud?

After falling just short of winning a championship his first year in Miami, all the pressure was on James in the upcoming season. The Heat had just fallen to the Mavericks, dropping three straight games after leading 2-1, and the blame was all on LeBron. Rightfully so. It was LeBron who shied away from the spotlight in the fourth quarter of many of the games. It was LeBron who didn’t look like he wanted to be there. His poor finals performance fueled his haters and it validated all the criticism that he had been receiving throughout his career. Stuff like, “LeBron doesn’t have that killer attitude.”

Blah, blah, blah.

What you didn’t realize was that it fueled LeBron, and a monster was created. Continue reading

“Rondo Adds A New Dimension”

Rajon Rondo (pictured above) has been one of the League's elite PGs for a few years now. This year, he has not only shown that he can really play, but he has demonstrated great toughness.

I will admit that I was one of those guys who never thought Rajon Rondo would amount to much in the NBA.  I thought he was a solid college player out of Kentucky that was making a large mistake in leaving school early.  Another one of those guys who was pressing the issue to early and would ultimately prevent himself from reaching his full potential.  Rondo is a guy who has been told why he won’t be good enough for his entire life.  He was too small.  He was too skinny.  He could not shoot well enough.  Rajon is one of those guys who uses it as fuel to the fire.  There is no moping for the All Star who lacks an outside shot of any kind. Continue reading