Somehow, LeBron James rightfully earned the nickname “King James.” It just seemed fitting for him.
People call him a “freak of nature” because of his unique style of play, especially right out of high school. Though his size automatically labels him as a forward, he controls the ball like guard, dominating every aspect of the game. His aggressiveness and arrogance made his own teammates and even the city of Cleveland worship the ground he walked on.
Recently, being entitled a “King” for James seems more like a curse.
Once free agency season struck, numerous headlines and articles have trended, utilizing various ways to play off James’ nickname. (I’m guilty of that myself).
The “King” references are hard to keep track of. There are the “wow, good ones” and the “I’ve heard that befores.”
As people like me start thinking of new nicknames for the trio in Maimi, it wouldn’t hurt to look back in our archives and rehash some of the most commonly used “King” puns for James.