Alright, Lebron James. I concede.
I, like many others, have been iffy on Lebron James for many years. Over time, he has become one of the more polarizing athletes in professional sports today. His talent only replicated by his star power, which to me took an ugly turn with “The Decision” to leave Cleveland for Miami back in 2010.
When Lebron returned this past summer, you could’ve taken “The Decision Part 2” in two different ways: One, here’s a guy who admits he did wrong and was trying to make right, or two, here’s a star with a desperate plea to reclaim the admiration of so many fans who he turned his back to. I was of the latter.
But no more.
The Ohio native, through three games of the Finals, is playing at a level we didn’t think he could possibly take his game to. 123 points through the first three games, which if it ended today would put his point per game average of 41 ahead of oh, some guy named Michael Jordan.
But it’s not just the scoring, LeBron has emerged as a faciliator and the unquestioned leader of this Cleveland team. It took some time, but the trust is now there, and at this stage, it doesn’t look like the Cavs can be denied now.
The LeBron James 2015 Road to Redemption tour still has a couple more wins to go, but give the credit where credit is due: The King is firmly planted on his throne.