For the fourth time in his career, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has won the NBA MVP award. This was his second straight MVP trophy and his fourth in five years.
Alongside this incredible stat, the Miami Heat are rolling through the playoffs and most likely on their way to another appearance in the NBA Finals.
James has certainly lived up to the hype that was set from the moment he entered the league and continues to improve his game which is far above the level of any other player this season.
Ever since LeBron left Cleveland and joined the Heat he has been criticized for nearly everything he has done. It began with everyone hating the way he handled his departure from the Cavs to the huge welcome party that the heat threw for the Big Three.
James has a certain persona that makes every basketball fan make a choice; most people either love LeBron or hate him. Some choose to cheer for LeBron and are categorized as bandwagon fans or LeBron marks, while the fans on the other end are categorized as LeBron haters.
Most LeBron haters can’t stand to watch the Heat superstar, but I find it funny that no matter how much criticism he gets, LeBron has still continued to prove that he is the best player in the NBA.
Time will tell where he stands among the all-time greats, but as of now I find nearly every argument for another player being better insignificant. Ultimately, James needs to show that he can win the title this year to make it two in a row, but once this year’s playoffs are done we will know so much more about the King.
Here is the thing, no matter what you say about LeBron (whether you like him or not) you simply can’t deny the man’s on court basketball skill. People can criticize the decisions he makes off of the court, but anyone who question’s the King’s basketball game is out of their mind.
At 28 years old, LeBron has won four MVP titles, and there are many NBA analysts that believe LeBron is still in his prime and yet to hit his peek.
Up until last season, there always seemed to be one aspect of LeBron’s game that could be questioned or improved, but in the last two years he has shown that he has completely mastered the game of basketball.
One of the best finishing players at the rim, an amazing passer who gets his teammates involved, a solid rebounder and the confidence to hit the shot at the end of the game. There is a reason LeBron has won four MVP titles, and that is simply because he is the best player in the NBA.
When he joined the Heat people worried that he would never able to make that team “his,” but I believe that LeBron has proven to make the Miami Heat his team rather than DeWayneWade’s team.
Wade has been a crucial part to their success, but that team is ultimately LeBron’s. They follow his lead and match his energy.
We can argue all day long about where LeBron will finish his career among the league’s best in history, but as of right now, there is no denying that LeBron is the best basketball player on the planet.
Tyler Rollason is a Winder-Barrow High School graduate and mass communications major at the University of West Georgia. He writes a weekly column for the Barrow Journal. You can e-mail comments about this column to firstname.lastname@example.org.