As much as the rest of us are savoring these NBA playoffs, with all the buzzer beaters and Game 7s and overtime drama, the view is even better for LeBron James and his teammates.
The Miami Heat ascended to first place in the Eastern Conference Tuesday while pursuing the ever-elusive three-peat. But the question in the back of the minds of many Heat fans is what happens when the current season ends.
When LeBron James came to the Miami Heat in 2010, he joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form the Big Three. But LeBron may be about to form a new tandem to storm through another sport.
LeBron James was desperate for some time away from basketball, so he packed up his family for a vacation this summer. Sun and sand. Rest and relaxation. Pen and paper, too. It didn’t take long until the NBA’s MVP took a break from taking a break.
Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade was originally in the starting lineup for Monday’s preseason opener against the Atlanta Hawks. But then Wade decided he needed the night off to rest his body.
How good could the back-to-back NBA champion Miami Heat be with a 7-foot center capable of defending the paint on a regular basis? If you believe Heat scout Tim Hardaway, good enough to win a third straight NBA championship.
In the summer of 2010, NBA superstar LeBron James made “the decision” that re-shaped the game of basketball and angered millions of fans and media members. But three years later, it’s LeBron who has risen above it all to become the greatest player in his generation.
And then there was one. One game to decide the value of a year’s worth of work trying to become NBA champion. For one team, it’s one last shot at glory as the window is nearly closed on a historic run and for the other, immortality winning back-to-back championships.
He’s often the most criticized member of the Big Three. But he’s described by head coach Erik Spoelstra as the team’s most important player. In Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, Chris Bosh lived up to Coach Spoelstra’s definition at the most important time in the contest.
Miami Heat superstar and NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James looked like a shell of himself in Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. He promised he would play better in Game 4 and just like the mailman, he delivered.