People confuse “best player” with “most talented”.
Before people anoint you the best player, you have to prove that you aren’t just a regular season star, but also a post season star.
It is the reason that if their careers ended today, most people would rate Tom Brady over Peyton Manning.
When Lebron James decided to take his talents to South Beach, I didn’t have an issue with it. He wanted and needed help. The one thing that I thought would derail the Heat was that when you have two alpha dogs on a team, they can’t both sit on the throne.
Lebron is an interesting individual and it is obvious he doesn’t want to do it all alone. He doesn’t want that type of responsibility but his talent is so immense he has become the De Facto leader of the team.
I believe at the beginning of the season, he didn’t want to step on Dwyane Wade’s toes and his game suffered. But then he went back to Cleveland and all that changed.
Lebron has Hulk like tendencies. For a lot of time he is Bruce Banner, but if you get him angry, the Hulk comes out he is scary good.
Since taking the Cavs’ cornbread, he is in full Hulk mode and the Heat have taken off because of it. It doesn’t matter if Wade has won a ring in Miami or that it is his town, if the Heat want a championship in the present, Lebron has to be at the forefront.
Lebron James is the most talented player in the league and the best player on the Heat.
Wade seems to understand this and is falling back into a secondary role.
Lebron may not be quite at serial killer status yet, but he is proving to have one serial killer trait. He is friends with a lot of players in the league and they all like to hang out with the King.
But while Lebron seems to be able to keep stripper hours and still perform, his opponents… not so much.
Take Amare Stoudemire for example, who has been on a rampage lately. He goes out with Lebron, makes it rain on Amber Rose and next thing you know, he is going 11-28 as the Heat blow out the Knicks.
Lebron on the flip side is brilliant with a triple double after late night clubbing.
While all this is great, it the whole scheme of things it doesn’t mean much. It is NBA Finals or bust for The Heat. But they have to ride the Lebron train to Paris to make that happen.