LeBron James has gone through the growing pains that came with him upon his entrance to the league.
Those pains only dwelt on him for the first nine years of his career, before finally winning that first illusive NBA championship. The three league MVPs, multiple All-Star game appearances, All-NBA First teams and All-NBA Defensive team nominations hardly meant anything compared to the prospect of winning the most important piece of hardware that came with being an NBA player.
Luckily for our sanity, James has finally won the championship and he can officially move on with his life without having a heavy burden on his shoulders, or the constant shadow of failure that had built over him since his final years in Cleveland.
Now the attention shifts elsewhere—to a new player that the media will surely cite some problem with that's holding them back from reaching another level. It's only natural that we find a new scapegoat to all things NBA, similar to how LeBron James was cast almost as a pariah. It'll shift to someone new and that player's fans will then have to defend their star player.
If any rising star faces or encounters a problem of the sort, they need to take a lesson from LeBron James and how he elevated his game through the scrutiny and criticism that comes with being one of the league's best players.
Five different players were put to the test and we found how LeBron's history could possibly aid them in their future conquests.