Lebron James: A Manny Pacquiao Without A Corner

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Lebron James: A Manny Pacquiao Without A Corner
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Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is the reigning pound-for-pound king of boxing.

Lebron James is the current NBA regular season MVP and is known as "KING JAMES."

Pacman has repeatedly shocked the boxing world with his stunning knockout victories over hall of fame caliber fighters such as Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Oscar Dela Hoya, and recently Ricky Hatton.

Averaging 35.3 points per game in these playoffs, King James, never fails to amuse the fans with his electrifying moves all around the court. He is widely considered as the next Michael Jordan.

No doubt about it folks, they are the most dominating figures in their respective sports today.

However, there is one big noticeable difference between the two aside from their height, weight, and field of endeavor. Pacquiao has a collection of championship belts while James doesn't even have a single championship ring.

No matter how talented an athlete is, without the proper support group that particular athlete will never be able to reach greater heights.

Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and coach Phil Jackson to lean on.

Shaquille O'neal had Kobe Bryant during his championship years as a laker and had Dwayne Wade when he won the championship with the heat.

Muhammad Ali had legendary trainer Angelo Dundee in his corner for every skirmish.

Manny Pacquiao has multi-awarded coach Freddie Roach, Buboy Fernandez, and conditioning coach Alex Ariza.

Going back to Lebron, who does he have?

Sure he's got coach of the year Mike Brown and just this year all star Mo Williams, but apart from them who else can he rely on?

Judging from the Cleveland Cavalier's performance against the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals, I have one word for all of James' teammates—inconsistent.

Obviously, if your teammates are inconsistent then even if you would score 40+ per game that would never assure you of victory.

Just last night, the Cavs are once again were denied their championship dream with a crushing defeat by the hands of the Orlando Magic.

But all hope is not lost. The kingdom of King James can still be rebuilt with the proper supporting cast. Remember, Even Kings of the past needed brave Knights that they could rely on in every battle.

The best of luck to the Cleveland Cavaliers next season.

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