This is how LeBron James’ fans and bandwagon jumpers see LeBron James:
If the Heat wins, all accolades go to LeBron. He usually fills up the stat sheets in those wins, anyway. It just follows.
If the Heat loses, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh didn’t show up. LeBron may or may not have a subpar performance is irrelevant.
The smaller, 5’9” Nate Robinson blocked the taller 6’8” LeBron in their series. LBJ fans acted like it was nothing.
LeBron blocked the slightly taller Tiago Splitter, fans and bandwagoners alike blew it out of proportion and are shouting Block of the Year! Who’s Tiago Splitter anyway? That blocked would’ve been sensational if Tiago’s attempted dunk is a momentum-changing, game-tying one. That game is all but over. Relax. A block is a block! Get over it.
Fact 1: LeBron is a great player. He’s a GREAT player. I’ll give you that. He can NOW be mentioned in the same breath as Michael Jordan. But LeBron isn’t even half the GOAT that Jordan is. He’s filling up the stat sheets, yes. But if he can’t even fill his fingers with rings (plural), he ain’t got nothing against Jordan.
Fact 2: Jordan had Pippen, Rodman, Kerr, and Kukoc and won 6 championships. LeBron has Wade, Bosh, Allen, Miller, Battier, Chalmers, Cole, Andersen, and Lewis, but they will not win against the Spurs. Not against this Spurs.
Prediction: The Spurs have LBJ’s number. They’ve beat him once and they’ll beat him again.
I hate to prognosticate in this series because 1) dahil bilog ang bola; and 2) for fear of jinxing the outcome (like I have for my Lakers, the Grizzlies, the Knicks and the Pacers) but I’ll have this Spurs in 7 games.