June 21, 2018

LeBron James’ eighth straight NBA Finals berth deserves to be appreciated (Kwese.espn)

LeBron James’ eighth straight NBA Finals berth deserves to be appreciated (Kwese.espn)

There are those who place legacy in columns, draw the bottom-line report in simple accounting fashion.

And there are those who are willing to work in areas of gray, in terms of nuance and circumstance.

Some will say that Michael Jordan won six titles and Kobe Bryant won five ( Bill Russell won 11 but is somehow usually not included in the counting discussion), and LeBron James  has three, and that’s that.

Perhaps so, in the column, that is that. But for those who entertain perspective, James did something in this postseason that deserves to be recognized and revered. The Cleveland Cavaliers ‘ 87-79 Game 7 victory in Boston on Sunday night earned James a silver trophy and not a gold one. It doesn’t feel right to put this accomplishment next to the titles. Read more

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