Jun 20, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James talks to the media practice for game five of the 2012 NBA Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

LeBron “King” James, aka The Chosen One


LeBron James is by far the Most Valuable Player in the finals. His consistency and impact are backing up his MVP season. The Heat leader is the reason they made it this far and will be crowned not only finals MVP, but “King James.” Winning a ring won’t be enough for the sports world, so you can cue the critics saying “not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7 titles!”

Well, I’m someone that loves the game he brings to the court, and I realize that he brought the most talent any player can to South Beach. He’s won multiple MVPs, played on all-star teams, made all-defensive teams, the Olympics, and “The Chosen One” is finally earning those nicknames by winning a ring.

People easily forget his accolades and court presence. There aren’t many 4-quarter players in the NBA, and there aren’t many athletes that have his shape and don’t miss many games. He gets paid big time money because he plays big time minutes and post big time numbers.

If you didn’t see his leadership or clutch ability in Cleveland, or if you’re holding him accountable to his words, there’s nothing wrong with that as long as you’re not blinded to what this man is doing. There’s no doubt that if he stepped away from the game today, he’s a Hall of Fame player. That’s a different story than being the best player to ever grace the floor. He’s not there yet and still has years of work to do, but he is and has been the best player in the NBA.

One thing to remember, is that he left his hometown Cavaliers to win championships. That was a business decision to sign with Miami, and his short term deal might land him in a different uniform if he hits free agency again. After winning it all this year, because it’s not likely OKC comes back from a 3-1 deficit, most fans will be clamoring for “The Chosen One” to take his talents elsewhere and save their team so to speak.

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