I’m looking at you LeBron James. That’s right. You!

In the biggest game of your young career you come out with a performance the likes of Vince Carter. I got home from work last night hoping to watch the Cavs destroy the Celtics, I was horrified by what I saw. Normally, it’s the supporting cast that does not show up, this time it was “The King”. It was shocking. A “Cavastrophe” is what the good folks at The Basketball Jones called it.

I’m starting to have doubts about your greatness. Right now I hate you for making me feel this way. Since day one, I have proclaimed you to one day be the greatest player this league has ever seen. That’s right, better than Jordan, Magic, Oscar. Now, I’m having doubts. I admit, your supporting cast, while better than years past, is still not of championship caliber. That’s when great players take guys and make them think and feel they are better than they really are. In turn, they play above their means. That’s what great players do.

How can you expect them to come out and play great if you look disinterested, lethargic, unwilling. Watching the game, I was horrified. Where did the LeBron James I know go? Where was he? Maybe LeBron would rather be on a beach somewhere joking around with Jay-Z.

I have defended LeBron James as the best player in the game. I can no longer say that, not with a performance like last night. Not till you win a championship. That’s what legends do LeBron. They win championships. They take the guys around them and make them believe they are better than they are.

It hurts me to say all this. It’s the truth. You’re writing your legacy LBJ. Do you want the title of this chapter to read “he folded” or would you rather have it read “The mighty King returned.

LeBron James took home the first of many MVP awards today. LBJ is a man among boys on the basketball court. It was just a matter of time till King James took home the MVP award. In all honesty, this should be the King’s second MVP award, he was robbed last year. LeBron was the MVP, not Kobe Bryant.

LeBron chose to accept the award in his old high school gym saying “This is a place where all my dreams started and where I thought they could become real,” James said in accepting the award at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. “There’s really not a better place.”

What athelete today do you know accepts his award at his old high school. That just shows how connected LeBron is to his community, to where he came from. That’s what makes him so appealing. His teamates, peers, coaches and fans all love him. Today most athelete’s have a disconnect with the fans, LeBron has found that connection. His persona, his character are genuine and fans can see that and are drawn to it.

I just hope fans realize how lucky we are to be watching this guy play. He’s a combination of Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan. LeBron, go and get your first of many championships this year so your legacy can begin. A legacy that will end with you being the greatest player to ever play on the hardcourt. Sorry Michael.