At This Point…The King’s On Top!
February 17, 2010
He’s taken every challenge. He’s committed to defense. He’s improved at his jumper.
As of right now, LeBron James is the most effective basketball player in the world! (notice I said “effective” not the best…Kobe still has that title)
It hurts me to say this, since I am obviously one of Kobe Bryant’s biggest fans but King James is the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the first half of the season. Anyone who thinks otherwise are clearly letting their biases get in the way of reality, as well as the facts.
James continues to flirt with triple-double numbers as he is currently averaging 29.9 points per game, 7.1 assists, and 8.3 assists. His team also has the best record in the league with 43 wins and only 11 losses. Which means that “on-paper” they are the “best.” He also has the hottest sneaker in the game in the Nike Air Max LeBron 7 which keeps him fly while he continues his nightly onslaught on the entire league.
With that being said, the stage is set for James to make it back to the NBA Finals this season. Anything less than a Finals appearance should be a disappointment not only to James but to the team as well as the whole state of Ohio.
Looking back on the first half of the season, here are King James’ top-5 battles, in no particular order, of the year:
1. LeBron James vs Dwyane Wade (1/25/10)
James scored 32 points, handed out 4 assists, and grabbed 9 boards as the Cavs defeated the Heat, 92-91, on the road.
2. LeBron James vs. Brandon Roy (1/10/10)
James dropped 41 points, 8 assists, and 10 rebounds on the Blazers as the Cavs cruised to a 106-94 victory.
3. Lebron James vs Kevin Durant (1/23/10)
James scored 37 points, handed out 12 assists, and grabbed 9 boards as the Cavs beat the Thunder, 100-99, due to James’ game-winning block on Durant.
4. LeBron James vs Kobe Bryant (1/21/10)
James chipped in 37 points, 9 rebounds, and dished out 5 assists as the Cavs beat the Lakers, 93-87.
5. LeBron James vs The New York Knicks (2/6/10)
James erupted for 47 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists as the Cavs defeated the Knicks, 113-106.
James and the Cavaliers will pick back up action this Thursday when they take on Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets at home at 8 p.m. on TNT.