It is not hard to believe that LeBron James has set our present-day athletic superstar threshold.
He's the best player in the NBA, sure. He may even be the best of all time, but I'm not going to start that debate right now. The truth is, even those who despise LeBron with the fire of a million suns have to admit that he's the best. He can take a game into his own hands and manufacture a win when the stakes are highest. Nothing says superstar quite like that.
But it's weird to think that he only has two championship rings. Two. Think about all of the professional athletes out there who have more than that. Some of them, you can't even think of because that would require that they be everyday, household names.
Who knew the life of a benchwarmer or a backup could be so LeBron-esque?