Do you know that LeBron James chose no# 23 to give credit to his idol Michael Jordan? And indeed, he wants to follow the footsteps of his childhood idol. And I think Lebron is walking or shall I say “running” on the same path as Michael did.
Michael Jordan and LeBron James have both won the Rookie of the Year award honors (R.O.Y.) And they both finished the season in passion. King James ended his rookie season with 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists, making him only the 3rd player in history to finish a rookie season with at least 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, joining Oscar Robertson and his idol Michael Jordan on that elite list.
The Cleveland Cavaliers would no way pick him as no. 1 if he was just an ordinary High School player and the team management never went wrong because King James delivered the goods to this franchise. In a matter of 3 years, LeBron has transformed this lottery pick team to a playoff caliber team.
At a young age of 21, he has accomplished a lot but just like a NASA space shuttle that has been launched, it has yet to reach its peak, so you better watch out next season! He has won the 2006 All-Star MVP honors (youngest to win the award) and was a runner-up for the MVP race behind Steve Nash and I’m definitely sure that LBJ will soon win his first scoring title and an MVP.
One thing he needs to improve is his free-throw shooting and defensive intensity. He made it to the All NBA 1st team but has yet to make it to the All Defensive team as MJ did several times and most importantly winning an NBA title. LeBron needs good team mates around him, just like MJ had Pippen and Rodman.
LeBron James is young and athletic. It’s still a long career to go but he’s definitely on the right track.
Ralph Del Rosario – LeBron fanatic from the Philippines
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