Source: thegrandarchives

I was too young to follow the early part of Michael Jordan’s career, and as I got older I wished more and more that I could have seen him play while he was still young and trying to find his place in the league. When LeBron started to gain notoriety in high school, I quickly became obsessed and watched every second of him that I could. That being said, I am fully aware and very appreciative of what he has been able to accomplish and what he could still potentially accomplish in the future. So now, after seeing him win his first championship, have one of the best collective years of basketball by anyone ever, and now be apart of one of the longest winning streaks in the league’s history, I feel like I’m the only one who isn’t blown away by all of this. It’s not that I don’t care about what he’s doing, I’m just not surprised in the least. LeBron, in my eyes, has always been capable of this kind of thing. It’s never been a matter of if he could accomplish these things but rather when, and it’s important to realize that what we are seeing is something rarely seen before in any sport, an athlete who is far and away stronger, faster, and more skilled than anyone their size ever. Imagine Bo Jackson if he hadn’t suffered a career ending injury, a living legend with a skill set even greater than the legend surrounding him. Regardless of your feelings for the man, as a fan of the game of basketball it is necessary to take a moment and realize that what you’re seeing LeBron James do now is going to be remembered long after you and I are gone.

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