LeBron James: 5 Goals the Miami Heat Star Should Set for Himself

Adam DavisCorrespondent IAugust 22, 2011

LeBron James: 5 Goals the Miami Heat Star Should Set for Himself

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    LeBron James can become the undisputed greatest player in the NBA, but there are still some hurdles he needs to overcome.

    James took plenty of criticism after the Miami Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the Finals this past year, and he knows he has a lot of room to improve.

    Heading into next season, whenever that may be, LeBron must establish certain goals for himself in order to take his game to the next level. If he manages to achieve some of these goals, there may be some parades planned in the streets of Miami.

    Let's see what LeBron should try to accomplish in the coming months.

Reclaim the NBA Scoring Crown

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    After averaging 30 points per game in 2007-08 and taking the league scoring title, LeBron has finished in second place in each year since. If LeBron wants to shake the notions that he isn't the best scorer in the league because he can't finish games, he needs to work on upping his point totals.

    This is something that is easily within LeBron's reach and will prove that he can take the Heat back to the Finals next year.

Draw More Fouls

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    If you watched the NBA playoffs last year you know that a huge part of Dirk's dominance over the teams Dallas faced was his ability to get to the line and make free throws.

    Last season, LeBron took 110 less free throws than he did the previous year, and his average was worse. LeBron is an incredible triple-threat player and he should be looking for high-percentage shots and hoping for fouls.

    The more he gets to the line, the more practice he'll have taking free throws and hopefully he can start to raise his average from the stripe.

Work on Lowering His Turnover Numbers

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    LeBron needs to realize the importance of the ball staying in his hands. This past year, LeBron lost out on almost four possessions per game due to turnovers. If James managed to keep the ball and take four more shots or rack up four more assists per game, who knows how much better he could have been.

    LeBron is too good of a player to lose out on these opportunities every game, and because of his skill, he could take tremendous advantage of those possessions.

Return to MVP Form

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    Every NBA fan would love for their team's superstar to be named MVP, but for many that's simply wishful thinking. LeBron is a two-time NBA MVP and for him that accomplishment is very much a reality.

    LeBron is more than capable of being the league's best player considering his numbers are already mostly within the top-five overall.

    Returning back to his MVP form could be exactly what the Heat need to become champions.

Win a Championship for Miami (ASAP)

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    Bet you saw this one coming.

    There really is no higher goal that LeBron can set for himself than this. He didn't accomplish this in Cleveland and came to South Beach with winning a ring (or rings) in mind. This is priority No. 1 in Heat nation and it should be to LeBron too.

    Considering the Heat came within two wins of accomplishing this in Year 1 of their super team, it should be within reach as well this coming season.

    Win a championship and become a legend in Miami. Doesn't seem too difficult, right LeBron?