Recently heard from a few dozen irate LeBron James fans who were upset I had placed The King With One Ring as the 16th best player in NBA history. A few of those fans employed language that can’t be repeated in a family newspaper blog.
No doubt, LeBron is one of the five or six most talented basketball players to ever dribble on our planet, but he has one title. He needs to add more rings to his fingers if he expects – and his fans expect – to leaps into basketball history’s top 10.
Everything is set for the Heat to repeat. This is a weak season in the NBA, especially in the Eastern Conference. If LeBron fails to lift Miami past Indiana – and this is no sure thing – and then past the Spurs in the finals, it will be a tarnish on his legacy.
Don’t get me wrong. This is not a forever tarnish. LeBron is young and in the middle of his finest years.
But he requires another ring. And this is the ideal season for him to grab one.