Long Live the King! ___or so it seems. The "Anointed One" has been the sole reason the Cavaliers have won two games. Game two saw his miracle buzz-beater and game five he literally controlled the scoring for most of the fourth quarter.
James had 37 points 14 rebounds and 12 assists. It doesn't matter how you put it he still accounts for over 40% of his teams point.
LeBron's new name should be "Atlas"___According to Greek mythology, Atlas was condemned to bear forever on his back the earth and the heavens and on his shoulders the great pillar that separates them.
We all know LeBron is not a myth although opposing players wish he was. But he does carry the burden of giving a listless city a new pulse a heartbeat that others could hear. He carry's the hopes of the AD-media with their saturation of LeBron and Kobe commercials. They have also bought into the Kobe LeBron match-up for the Finals.
Finally he carry's the hopes of Commissioner Stern, to see the new age Magic and Bird compete for championships.
Even if LeBron doesn't make it and Kobe does, Stern still wins; because the last two champion's would have came from the legacies of Bird and Magic.
The NBA where "Stern-spiracies" happen!
If LeBron succeeds he will be the first player in NBA history to guide his team and win a championship for a city by himself. His audacious numbers have suggested that so far.
We all know that the man-child that would be king cannot do it by himself, he tried in 2007 and failed.
Clevelander's have convinced themselves that this time its different, he is better. James has retooled and reinvented himself.
His range is limitless, evident by his penchant for making half-court pre-game shots.
You see he has it all he has covered all the bases, he can make the improbable shot if necessary.
He can probably do it in a cab, even in a foreign land this king and his merry band.
The point is "Atlas" has become man and beast in human form and his name is LeBron.
The myth about Atlas also goes on to say that Hercules sought Atlas' help in performing one of his tasks to obtain the golden apples.
Atlas agreed, but when he returned with the apples Hercules tricked him in taking back the burden of carrying the earth and the heavens.
LeBron cannot continue to be "The One" because it has never been done.
Yet he continues to be Clevelands' "Atlas', its pulse, its everything. History shows he needs help.
I think it is an insult to say he needs his own Pippen. Because Pippen is the standard bearer of all secondary stars.
Just like there can never be another Jordan there can never be another Pippen. So the comparisons must stop.
You see this adviser, second banana, how ever you want to put it has to be different to run with the "King".