In The Name Of The King , Long Live The King It’s Good To Be The King ……….!

 

 

So LeBron James  wants  to become a global marketing  icon ? I’m not at a loss to hear this as I’ve  always thought it  somewhat prophetic to hear many of  the NBA’s biggest  stars  liken themselves  as the next  big  thing  in their  own way.  

 

 

 

 

Lebron James  shoots  the  layup in a  game  played  against  the  Memphis  Grizzlies   ....................
LeBron James shoots the layup in a game played against the Memphis Grizzlies ....................

 

LeBron James   shoots  the layup  in  a game played  against the  Memphis Grizzlies. picture  appears  courtesy of  nbae/getty images/ Joe Murphy …………..

 

 

 

 

 

As it now stands James is  leading, as  only  he  can. He  has  the  fans there in Cleveland eating  out of  his hands.  And across  the  league  he’s  either liked or disliked  as the case  may  be.   Somehow  I’d  hazard a guess  that were  he  on  a team supported  by the naysayers   then  their  resolve  and  attitude might  be  somewhat different.. I’m  not  an apologist  for  James  as he’s  entitled  to  attain the  riches  that  the  game  and  the  NBA  has to offer.

 

 

 

 

 

So  in 2010  James  will  become a free  agent  and  franchises  across  the  league  will  be  scouring   to placate  James  and offer   him a  king’s  ransom.  But  for  now  the  player  has  some unfinished  business with the  Cleveland  Cavaliers.  As  for  the  franchise itself  they’ve  got to placate the  player  and  his  wants.    Now  as  we  all  know  there’s the  talk  that the New York  Knicks   covets  the  player. Much  like  Paris Hilton craves  a  new  BFF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now  as the game  stands  and   the  desires of the  NBA  and  their  wish to  see  the  resurrection  of the  franchise.  It  begs  the  question will  James  succumb  to  the  temptations  and  the  allure  of  the  Knicks’ organization and  in particular  the  Big Apple.  Truth  they  say is  stranger than  fiction.  And  if  there’s  any  truth being  told  then is it coming  from  the  lips  of  the player or  from  those who  only  wish  to  create  the  rumors that’ll  further  drive the  story  ?

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle  Lowry  of the  Grizzlies  tries  to  drive  past Delonte  West  of  the  Cavaliers  during  the  game  ...................
Kyle Lowry of the Grizzlies tries to drive past the Cavaliers' Delonte West during the game .............................
 
Kyle  Lowry of  the Memphis Grizzlies   tries to  drive past  Delonte West of the  Cleveland  Cavaliers.  The  Cavaliers  would  go on to win  the  game  102-87.  picture appears  courtesy  of nbae/getty images/ Joe  Murphy ………………

  

 

 

 

James   has now  been  surrounded  with  the  requisite  players   whom the   hierarchy  of  the  Cleveland  Cavaliers  feel  will be  enough to supplant  the  Boston Celtics  this  year as  contenders  within the  Eastern  Conference.  But  for  the  moment  it is Boston  whom  the  rest  of  the  Eastern  Conference  are  chasing  in  terms  of  conference   supremacy.  The Orlando Magic  this season   under  the leadership  of  Dwight  Howard are making  some  noise within  the  conference.  And  their  record  speaks   for  itself  as  it’s  now  the  second  best  within  the  conference  percentage wise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For  the  moment   while  the  Celtics  have  been  impressive  as  the  season started. Much of  the  shine  and  conversation   within the  Eastern  Conference  has  been  the  play  of   LeBron James  and  the  play  of his   teammates.   What has even  been  more surprising  is  their  impressive   home   record.   They’re unbeaten   and  as  the  season progresses  we  can  only  look  in  candor  as  to their   dominance    and  play on their   home  court.  This   bodes  well   for the  team  at  present   but I doubt    that the  team will be able   to  play  at this  level  consistently.    While  he’s ably   abetted   by  the  likes of   Anderson Varejao, Mo Williams, Ben Wallace, Zydrunas  Ilgauskas, Delonte West and  Daniel  Gibson, of  whom  it   can  be  said  have been  playing  at  a  very  high  level.

 

 

 

 

Rudy Gay  of the Grizzlies  tries  drive round  the  defensive presence of  LeBron James  during  the game  in the second  quarter ..........
Rudy Gay of the Memphis Grizzlies tries to drive around the defensive presence of LeBron James of the Cavaliers ................

 

 

Rudy Gay  of the  Memphis Grizzlies  tries to  drive  around  the  defensive  presence  of  LeBron James  of  the  Cleveland  Cavaliers.  picture  appears  courtesy of nbae/getty  images/  Joe Murphy  ……………………. 

 

 

 

 

 

Though I  do believe  that  the  Cavaliers  are good  it  is  however  my belief  that they’ll make it  to the  playoffs.  As  to their  aspirations   of  winning  the  conference  and  making it  to the  NBA  Finals. Much of that’ll be  predicated  on the  desire  of  the  player and  his teammates.  For  those  players  who  were  part of  Team  USA in Beijing  where   they  won  gold in the  men’s  basketball  competition.  We’ve  seen  a  presence  about  many  of  them  in  their  play  that  we’d not  witnessed  prior.  And  it’s  become  apparent  in  James’  play this  season . Which  it  can  be  said  has been  of  benefit  to    his  team  and  the  NBA  as a whole.  It  were  as  if  the  calming  influence  of  Mike Krzyzsewski  and  that of  Jerry  Colangelo  have  the  players  showing    a  great  deal  more  maturity    in their  basketball  intellect. 

 

 

 

 

 

This  does  bode  well  for the  game  domestically as well  as internationally. For James  this will  be  a telling  year as  to  his own  ambitions  and  that of  the  Cavaliers  collectively.   Should  they  fail to  make  it  to the  conference   finals  then there’s  a very  distinct possibility    that  the  player  will  leave   the  franchise   in  search  of  pastures  green.  And  while we know   that the  player  has  to do what  benefits  him  not only  professionally  but  financially  as well.    This  will  be  the  make  or  break  season  for the  player  and  the  franchise  whichever  way  one  looks  at it.  For coach Mike Brown  it  may well be a season that he’d rather forget.   It’s  good  that you’ve arguably one of  the best  players  to  grace  the   game  at  present. But with  each passing  moment it  looks as if  the  more   the  argument is  as to  where  LeBron James  will  play.  There  seems  to be  an  inevitability  as  to  the mere  fact   that  the  player  will   decide  to leave  the   franchise  , where   he’s  made  it  his  home  for the  last   5 years.  The press  has  made   the  story  a  staple   if  its surmising  as to  James’  future.   And  if  nothing  else  fans  of  the  game    have   bought into  it  all and  have  even  made  their  own  assessment  as  to LeBron’s  future.

 

 

 

James  grimaces  in pain  after a collision  with  a Grizzlies'  player  during  the   game .................
James grimaces in pain after a collision with a Grizzlies player during the game.

 

 

 

  James grimaces  in pain after  a collision with  a  Grizzlies’  player  during  the  game.  picture appears courtesy of  nbae/getty images/Joe  Murphy  ……………

 

 

 

 

 

 

It sure is   good  to be  the  King  !  But  it  does  help so much  more  if  you’ve got  a  crown  and  a kingdom  to  actually  reign  over.  And  it’d  also help  if  the  ruler  himself  showed   some  loyalty  towards  his  subjects.   Thus  far  it’s been  all  about what LeBron  wants  and  what’s  best   for  him.  God  forbid  a  player  would  actually  show  some loyalty   to  a franchise   that has  given  him  so  much.  But  has  asked   for  so  little  in  return.

Author: tophatal ...........

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