Tonight, as I watched the Magic BEAT the Cavaliers in the opening game of the Eastern Conference Finals, I realized that LeBron James IS NOT in Micheal Jordan's league.
With 14.7 seconds left and the Cav's down one, LeBron was at the top of the key with the ball in his hands. He dribbled down the lane and underneath the basket and passed the ball off, allowing one of his teammates to take an ill-fated three point shot.
Now ask yourself, what would Mike, Kobe, Magic, or Bird have done in that situation?
Regardless of how many points he scored, big time players take the big time shots, period. And LeBron deferred.
I believe LeBron is a very good player and a great showman, he is a very classy young man, and I love the way he handles himself. But he is a product of the NBA/media hype machine, and no matter how many points he scores or rebounds he gets, it will not mean a thing if he does not got a ring.
And now that I think about it, Micheal Jordan was the last great player to hit a last second shot to win a big game in Cleveland. Watching this made me realize that the NBA should wait until AFTER the playoffs to award the MVP award, because a real MVP would have taken that shot.