The King Of The NBA: LeBron James

Jerry HuertaContributor IMarch 17, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MARCH 03:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers controls the ball against the New Jersey Nets at the Izod Center on March 3, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Before LeBron James came into the NBA, he was dubbed as the next Michael Jordan. He had so much hype at the age of 18 years old. His nickname in high school was King James and rightfully so he had dominated high school basketball. The question was during that time how would LeBron James respond in his first NBA game?

In his first game as a professional, he scored 25 points, nine assists, and six rebounds for the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a great beginning to the King's career and a precursor for what was yet to come.

In just his third year, he averaged 31.4 points per game, seven rebounds and 6.6 assists per game.

The next year he led the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the San Antonio Spurs in four games.

Since the 2006-2007 season LeBron James has led the Cavaliers to the playoffs. The best season for the franchise was last year when they led the NBA in wins.

Last season was his first MVP season, and he contributed to the Cavaliers getting to the Eastern Conference Finals. They lost in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Orlando Magic.

He has turned around this franchise since he has been in Cleveland and his success is continuing this year with the team on track to lead the league in wins again.

Now, after all the awards he has gotten already there is one award he hasn't gotten and that is the NBA championship.

The team looks more prepared to win the championship this year, especially after they traded for Antawn Jamison at the trading deadline. This will provide the team with a sidekick that can create his own shot to go with the players they already have.

After the trade, they traded away Zydrunas Ilgauskus to the Wizards. The Wizards have since bought out his contract and in 30 days he could rejoin this team and make the team even deeper than before.

This team should be one of the deeper teams if not the deepest team in the league. This team now includes, J.J Hickson, Anderson Varejao, Shaquille O'Neal, and former Boston Celtic Leon Powe.

Also,  LeBron James, Jamario Moon and Jawad Williams in the frontcourt. In the backcourt, there is Mo Williams, Delonte West, Daniel Gibson, Anthony Parker, and Sebastian Telfair.

This team is primed to win the NBA championship and the road has to go through Los Angeles where the Lakers won it last year.

LeBron James' legacy continues and the next step is an NBA title. If he gets his ring this year then he will follow in the footsteps of another great one Michael Jordan.

Like Jordan, when the final buzzer sounds in his seventh year, he will be an NBA champion and finally the King of the NBA.


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