April 17, 2014
Tuesday &Thursday 11:00- 12:20
LeBron James is arguably the greatest basketball player in the world today. In his ten years with the NBA, LeBron has won two back-to-back NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, a NBA scoring title, and the NBA “Rookie of the Year Award”. These achievements are extremely impressive, but there is still a lot of controversy towards LeBron. What makes LeBron James such an interesting player to discuss? Is it his gifted ability to play the game of basketball, or his ego? Besides his natural gifts in basketball, throughout his career LeBron James demonstrates his ability to take control of a game when needed, reevaluating himself and his flaws, using his evaluation to become a better player. There is a large amount of criticism during LeBron’s career, however he still should be recognized and respected for his achievements in the NBA.
In 2003 LeBron was drafted as the first overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers straight out of high school. He was awarded the NBA “Rookie of the Year” for that season. Thus, LeBron James was on his way to becoming a NBA super star. He brought the Cleveland Cavalier’s franchise to the NBA finals for their first time in 2007. In that time, LeBron did not have much support from his teammates. Acknowledging the fact that he was not on a championship winning team LeBron decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in 2010. His decision to join the Miami Heat was very
crucial causing all the ‘LeBron haters’ to rain on his parade. The media and NBA fans all criticized his decision for joining a superpower team to win easy championships. LeBron’s ego kicked in and he promised multiple championships for the Heat on live television. LeBron played the role of a villain throughout his first season with the Heat. After...