LeBron James has been showered with accolades for his major role in giving the Cavs its first NBA title. He has been extremely competitive, and his leadership has shone brightly especially when their roster needed it the most against the Warriors.
But it’s the little things too that makes him more beloved, NBA rumors say, such as his acknowledgment to his teammates for each and every contribution they’ve made along the way. Case in point: Kyrie Irving.
There’s a good reason why LeBron James had wanted Kyrie Irving re-signed with the Cavs so bad. Kyrie Irving helps draw the defense, and is a good defensive player too; his range and accuracy extend beyond the arc.
Now that it’s become a reality, NBA rumors circulate that the Cavs may have enough for a repeat of last season’s success.
With LeBron James ‘ success, his business manager Maverick Carter said in a report by CNBC, “He has an almost sixth sense, an alien-like ability to see things before they happen. He’s like three or four plays ahead of everyone. The same thing in business.”
LeBron James is likely going to be this season’s MVP (reclaim), especially with Kyrie Irving around, making things easier. But how good is their tandem, really? NBA rumors speculate.
Tyron Lue believes LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are as good as Shaq and Kobe Bryant. “It’s like it’s the same,” Lue said in a report by Lakers Nation. “Shaq was already established and was older than Kobe Bryant, and he was the most dominant player in the league.”
“Kobe Bryant was always striving to be better—to be the best player ever. That was his goal.”
Can we say this comparison in the same breath as Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen? Michael Jordan, being older, was leading the Bulls when Pippen arrived, and both helped achieved greatness in Chicago, much like Shaq and Kobe after them in L.A.
In spite of all his success, LeBron James isn’t contented yet, along with Kyrie Irving and the Cavs.
“We’re still pretty much uptight,” LeBron James said, according to a report by Cleveland.com. “We’re not satisfied with what we did. We know the accomplishment that we had, and we know that it was a huge feat, not only for our organization but for the whole city of Cleveland and northeast Ohio, so. But as far as relaxed, I just think guys are comfortable in their roles.”
Will we ever see LeBron James eclipse the ghost of Michael Jordan? NBA rumors shall continue to brew. Is the tandem of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving as well as Shaq and Kobe, or Michael Jordan and Pippen?
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