LeBron James it takes almost two decades at the top of the NBA, leaving samples of a superlative talent and a mastery of the game within the reach of very few players in the league. During all that time that was the almost unanimous opinion of journalists, analysts and the most brainy analysts in the NBA. No one doubted his greatness.
However it seems that that general opinion begins to change. Before starting your nineteenth season and two campaigns after regaining the throne with the Lakers, faith in his greatness and in what he is capable of doing is dwindling by leaps and bounds.
ESPN brought together a panel of experts from the NBA of the first magnitude to predict winners of various awards, and surprisingly LeBron James ranked seventh among the favorites to be proclaimed MVP this next season. In the voting they surpassed him, in this order, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, James Harden and Stephen Curry.
A hard palo para ‘King’ James, who begin to question their physical potential and doubt whether with 37 to be able to keep up with the frenetic pace of the other NBA greats, younger than him and they won’t take their foot off the gas throughout the season. Players with a privileged physique like Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo, and others not so much but a lot younger like Doncic, that they won’t have to dose as much as he did.
Not be the first time LeBron James has shut mouths, and this may be one of them. There is no worse thing than to put a compulsive winner like him in the dark or into clear decline. Surely, far from affecting him, it motivates him to show those who begin to doubt him that they are wrong. At the time.