LeBron Has Spoiled Us with His Greatness

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“You say ‘LeBron’s playing well,’ and then you look at the stat sheet and say, ‘Oh my goodness’…LeBron James is at a level that’s just impossible to achieve. Only a few guys have gotten there or will ever get there. We should stop taking him for granted.”
— Kevin McHale

They always want someone new. Giannis Antetokounmpo. Joel Embiid. Ben Simmons. Anthony Davis. Kawhi Leonard. Before that it was Kevin Durant and James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Steph Curry.

Everyone, it seems, is eager for someone new to lead the NBA.

Because LeBron James has been at the top of the basketball mountain for so long that everyone is tired of it. He hasn’t won an MVP since 2013 — proof that even voters want to give the award to someone else — but he’s been in the top four every year since.

The accolades are long and impressive: 8 Finals appearances, including seven in a row. 3 championships. 4-time MVP. 3-time Finals MVP. 14–time All-Star. 11-time All-NBA First Team. 5-Time All-Defensive First Team. Rookie of the Year. Scoring Champion. 2-time gold medalist.

And those are just the major accomplishments.

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Only haters and insane people insist he isn’t the best player on the planet. Still. After all these years.

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Christopher Pierznik’s nine books are available in paperback and Kindle. Check out more of his writing at MediumHis work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business InsiderThe CauldronMedium, Fatherly, Hip Hop Golden Age, and many more. Subscribe to his monthly newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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