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I sighed long and loud before typing this sentence.
Forget not having a post game (though that would be nice,) LeBron James needs a mental game. His kung-fu must come from the mind before the body sometimes, because newsflash: forget what you heard, that's what makes greatness.
Who's going to dispute that there's no good reason why this guy shouldn't own the NBA by now? With all those physical gifts and the court-vision to boot, he's got the tools one would make the perfect ballplayer with. It's just unfair.
But, dear God, the hubris. Miami critics worry about LeBron's sense of entitlement, while many Miami fans now worry that he somehow believes events will bend to it.
As is customary, he will of course be amazing all season long and likely through the beginning of the Playoffs.
But deep in the postseason, LeBron needs to stop acting like the Larry O'Brien trophy is cosmically drawn to him. Championships don't just happen, no matter how amazing you are as an athlete or how perfectly it fits the narrative of previous amazing athletes.
When he finally understands this, he will accept the responsibility of the next "now or never" game.
I'm no genius, but Miami's going to be in the Finals again sooner than later, and if LeBron has learned so little that history repeats itself... well, you can take it from there. As of now, this is a completely unanswered question. I'm not saying it will, I'm not saying it won't.