In the last five years, the name LeBron James has been quite synonymous to the sport- Basketball, and this time the Akron-born amazing player has stamped his authority, yet again, on the NBA records; maybe taking a lead ahead of his contemporaries, the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryan, Stephen Curry, Magic Johnson and whichever name may cross your mind.
Having scored 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds to see Cleveland win their first NBA title, he flaunted the Larry O’Brien championship and the Bill Russell Finals MVP Trophies at Oracle Arena on Sunday. It was more than a great moment for him, also for his team as Cleveland had not attained this utmost feat since 1964. LeBron James was a greater part of the success of the Cavaliers winning with 93-89 to complete their comeback against the almighty Golden State who had lost only 9 out of 82 games in the regular season.
James who is projected to be worth $257,702,802 by 2017 is married to Savannah Brinson, his high school love. As at 2004, he was worth only $13 million and it’s amazing that 12 years now, he’s worth $223 million which currently makes him the World’s third Highest-Paid Athlete, his mother no longer needs to get a loan to buy him a Hummer2 like she did while James was in his senior year.
Here is a creative acronym to help you remember the man- LeBron James :
No doubt, James was and still is a leader who knows so much is expected of him from his followers. “My guys believe in me as their leader every single day.” He has led by example again and again, even outside the pitch.
“You can’t be afraid to fail. It’s the only way you succeed – you’re not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that.” This shows a LeBron James that is not afraid to give the best to his extra effort and he would not be disappointed if he fails in some. “I’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.”
BENT FOR MORE
He had won the MVP award in 2012 and 2013 while leading the Miami Heat, yet was bent for more. “I can’t wait to get off that plane, hold that trophy up and see all our fans at the terminal. To continue to be an inspiration to our city, it means everything.”
Some sport icons after clinching some exceptional medal, they seem to lose touch with reality. Not Lebron James who affirms, “I always say, decisions I make, I live with them. There’s always ways you can correct them or ways you can do them better. At the end of the day, I live with them.”
“I have short goals – to get better every day, to help my teammates every day – but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It’s all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing.”Noting explains being optimistic better!
Even the President of the United State could not hold back his thoughts about Mr. Lebron’s outstanding exploits. He tweeted, “What a game and what a series for the @Cavs,” Obama tweeted roughly an hour after the game … “Happy to see @KingJames bring it home for Cleveland!” Truthfully, more than a National hero, James is a world hero.
For his sake, we can bend the rule of English to describe James as a Jenius, looking at all he has achieved in the ever exciting world of NBA, his position on Forbes list ranking him as one of America’s most influential and popular athlete, his admiration to the world and the records he has set for those coming behind.
In his words, “They continue to support us. And for us to be able to end this, end this drought, our fans deserve it. They deserve it. And it was for them.”
“You give me one game, you give me 48 minutes, I’ll take my chances…Once we got to a Game 7, I was just confident. I knew what I was capable of doing. I knew my guys would allow me to lead them throughout the 48 minutes, and they did that.”
More success-oriented people should become like James LeBron. He knows what he wants, why he is doing what he is doing and strives diligently to get it. “We want to win it all, the only reason we play this game is to win championships”, “My dream has become a reality now and it is best feeling I ever had”
MATURED AND MOTIVATED
“Throughout my 13-year career, I’ve done nothing but be true to the game… and people still want to doubt what I’m capable of doing,” that’s a matured NBA player who what stuff he is made of though just 31, no doubt, the inside of James is built in a way so matured that it reflects in his words after winning his fourth season MVP award. For James aside his maturity, his game gets him motivated. “There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself.”
James like other famous people who have excelled and rewritten records that generations to come will learn from, hold sacred his dedicated and commitment to his sport. He expressed it best in a comment after defeating the Golden State Warriors (that broke Michael Jordan’s supposedly unbreakable regular season wins record) on Sunday, where he said, “I gave it everything I had; I poured my heart, my blood, my sweat and my tears into this game.”
One can really be sure without doubt that with who he is, there is still more to come from the man LeBron James either with the Cavs or back at the Miami Heat, so long as it is in the game of Basketball.