I remember my primary and secondary school days, when report cards came at the end of the term, and I was never in the top 20. I stayed back at school with my fellow losers and predicted that the brainy students were just wasting their time; we were the ones that would still make it in life, drive the best cars and stock up our riches to Mount Everest.
Deep down, we wanted to be like those guys…We wanted our names to be called out in Assembly hall for exceptional performance; we loved the way girls flocked around those guys for tutorials.
LEBRON JAMES wants the same thing; he wants to be remembered 20 years from now as the best player to have ever played the game. Trust me Lebron wants to be the best of the best.
I watched Larry King interview Lebron James last month during the free agency drama, and Lebron said basketball has never been about the money. In fact he said he had enough money to last him and his family for a life time (I believe him, is it the Nike endorsement we want to talk about?). It’s all about Winning! Winning!! Winning!!! and that is what Lebron wants. You will agree with me that Lebron is a great player, in fact a LEGEND, but he comes in last on the list of All-time players because he has no NBA ring.
It will interest you to know that “oga” himself Jordan has 6 rings, Magic Johnson 5 rings, Larry Bird 3 rings, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 6 rings and Kobe Bryant 5 rings. Do you know that Papa Bill Russell has 11 rings? Stay there!
Even a fake player (sorry Lakers fans) like Lamar Odom a.k.a. Mr. Kardashian has two rings, that is when you know King James has suffered.
Americans (especially fans from Cleveland) believe Lebron is a sell out and a coward for not staying with the Cavaliers and fighting like a man for the NBA title. They should not forget how the big three (KG, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen) with the help of a promising star Rajon Rondo brought the NBA title back to Boston in 2008. King James simply saw an easier way to the much coveted NBA ring and he jumped on the opportunity.
Nigerians on the other hand know the significance of being on top of their game. An average Nigerian strives to be number 1 and nothing else in everything they do. When Ice Prince Amani and 9ice say they are heading for the Grammys…I can relate to that, they are just trying to be on top of the class.
For Lebron to be number one he needs a couple of rings, forget the back to back MVP title and other records in the past. It’s all about that NBA ring. Is he going to get it? Definitely…… If not this season, then next season. The Miami Heat keep Superstar Dwayne Wade and acquire the services of Chris Bosh, an amazing player that is also hungry for an NBA Championship. Please watch out for this team.
Sorry Celtics, I just officially became a fan of the Miami Heat.
I just ordered my Lebron James Replica jersey on www.miamihoopsgear.com, you should do the same.