Went to visit my friend Teena’s new store Altai on 3rd. Wow wow wow. So proud of her. #openingceremonyalum
Number four - pretty unbelievable.
I still remember when he first came in the league with Sebastian Telfair. I was still high off my And One Mixtape buzz, and counted on Telfair to set the league on fire. James, on the other hand, had prodigious expectations to fulfill. Some were unfairly hefted on him by the media, others admittedly self-inflicted. It’s difficult to fully absolve a man who tattoos “Chosen One” across his shoulders. He entered the league a man-child who looked like he hadn’t fully grown into his body. Otherworldly potential was apparent but at times it looked awkward on the hardwood. There was holes in his game, footwork was suspect and his jumpshot unreliable. But year by year, he surpassed those prodigious expectations one mountain at a time, and before we knew it, he was quietly posting statistics that put him in the conversation with names only mentioned when reminiscing about legends.
Lebron James just posted one of the most incredible seasons of basketball in NBA history and yet this might be one of the most mum MVP awards in recent memory. Maybe because four seems excessive and another MVP for him has the same ring as the Patriots winning the superbowl. Maybe it’s because we all have our heros, and it’s hurts a sensitive part inside to concede that his superhuman efforts could possibly outshine statistics we consider sacred. But hater or fanatic, anyone who follows the game with the tiniest semblance of honesty must admit that his worthiness for the distinction could only be described with one word:
Undeniable. Simply undeniable.