LeBron James and his merit are some of the most talked about subjects in the NBA. The man billed as "The King" and "The Next Michael Jordan" is consistently under the microscope because he has yet to win an NBA championship.
LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade took their 2010 free agency and established the Miami Heat that we know today. We are still watching the results of this decision play out. Howard Beck of The New York Times wrote of the Miami Heat unveiling in 2010: "Everyone saw something: greatness, arrogance, self-indulgence, boldness, cowardice, pride, friendship, collusion, joy, cynicism, heroes, mercenaries."
As time has gone on, we have witnessed all of these characteristics within the Miami Heat team and also embodied in LeBron James. However, LeBron has kept the positive qualities that were evident in 2010 but lost some of the more negative ones.
LeBron has progressively transformed into a better player.
He was never unworthy of MVP awards, but he continues to impress and improve. Throughout the 2011-2012 playoffs, LeBron has already proved himself worthy of the postseason MVP award as well.