By J.R. Gamble
©2016, The Shadow League
NBA Players are Utilizing and Maximizing Their True Power
It all started with the highly publicized ESPN special, “The Decision.” Instead of remaining in Cleveland where he had taken his team to the precipice of World Championship status but failed to get over the hump as a young NBA phenom, LeBron James decided to empower himself as a superstar player, cut a few corners and call his own shots.
He didn’t want to risk going another half-decade with a team that didn’t have the goods to deliver the city of Cleveland its long-desired championship. As his greatness developed, the NBA world started expecting more and more, often criticizing the NBA’s new King for his team’s playoff failures.
Those LBJ fans who were infatuated with his unrivaled athleticism, brute strength and gazelle-like speed blamed the players around him. Despite being on a first-place Eastern Conference squad that won 66 and 61 games in back-to-back seasons, LeBron supporters insisted that Cleveland’s supporting cast was weak and didn’t provide King James with the talent he needed to win.
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