LeBron James has been schooling NBA players for so long now that Tyler Herro doesn’t even know a league that wasn’t dominated by him.
We’re so used to LeBron’s greatness that we’ve begun taking his impact on the next generation for granted. Indeed, there are few all-time greats in any sport who’ve faced as much unjustified hate as LBJ.
However, he continues to deliver on the court and shut haters up. Embarking on what will be his 19th NBA season at the very top, James only has his sights on his 5th ring.
Getting that championship would put him level with the likes of Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson. They would bring a whole new glamour to his resume if he could top it off with another Finals MVP.
His previous championship run was by far LeBron’s most dominant ever. He played alongside the perfect running mate for his style of playmaking in Anthony Davis.
The Lakers will be hoping to reload for another go at the championship. They have the likes of Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Malik Monk flanking James and AD this time around.
“If the NBA is a game, LeBron James is the final boss”: Tyler Herro
Herro wrote a Players’ Tribune article ahead of the start of the 2020-21 NBA season. He detailed some of his experiences as a rookie playing a pivotal role on a Finals squad.
He had 14 different points to make about all of those experiences as a whole. The one he made about LeBron – former Heat superstar – stuck out by far the most:
Herro says LeBron is the final boss in video games pic.twitter.com/mrkSanKxJV
— Heat Nation (@HeatNationCom) December 8, 2020
“That’s probably how I’d sum up the end of our season, I guess. It’s like — on one level, it was a failure for sure. There’s a culture here and we own it. Our goal is to win championships. And we came up empty.”
“But on another level….. man. That was an insane run. We played our hearts out. We beat some really good teams. And then we just fell a little short vs. the final boss.”