King’ LeBron James (38‧206cm) is like Lionel Messi of the NBA. Messi has been dominant for a long time and put his name together in the place of legends that were divided between Pele and Diego Maradona. At the same time, prominent players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi Hernandez, Kaka, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar, and Kylian Mbafe were together, but no one could surpass Messi’s stronghold. It is evaluated that he has come down from his heyday due to his considerable age, but his game control through his unique clever play is still intact.
Same goes for Lebron. The NBA is a stage for monsters. Despite the height of a big man, there are many players who have the athletic ability to run fast like a guard and jump so high that their heads touch the rim. In addition, various personal skills and high-level shooting skills… , This is why saying that it is a battlefield for the chosen ones does not feel like an exaggeration. As the nickname ‘King’ suggests, Lebron reigned as king in such a world.
With a muscular tank-like body, he rode the court like a racing car with a high-speed engine, and freely took out all kinds of weapons such as cannons, machine guns, and missiles in a high-performance telescope that could see 360 degrees. If you look at the successful players in the NBA, he has certain advantages in one area, such as physical ability, power, and technique. LeBron is called a fraudulent character in that he has top stats in all the areas mentioned.
Countless geniuses from all over the world challenge the NBA every year, but only a handful of them step on the NBA stage. It’s not over just because I was selected with difficulty and wore the team’s uniform. Every season, every game, there is a competition for survival without gunshots, and you have to survive and go up to the team ace level to reach the position called a star in the league.
Talent is important here, but durability is also important. No matter how outstanding qualities you have, if your body cannot withstand harsh training for growth and real battles like war, it will be meaningless. In fact, many genius-class prospects failed to evolve into monsters amid bad news of injury. LeBron is known for having the best physique, even when it comes to durability.
Even though he went through strenuous activities for a long time, he rarely suffered major injuries, and he often took a break from a minor injury, such as a sprained ankle during a game, and then came back. This is the reason why the words ‘Geumgang Buddha’ and ‘Cyborg’ came out. On top of that, he had incredible physical strength. He adds to his uniqueness in that even Michael Jordan, the last wall he had to overcome, did not have such a mysterious body. There really is no such thing as a ‘king of monsters’.
Like every player and team that makes the playoffs, LeBron wants to win. As one of the most important factors in evaluating a player’s career in the future is the number of championships, Lebron, who is aiming for the best ever, needs to accumulate one more championship. Considering his age, he doesn’t have many chances left.
In some ways, if you add a win here, even if it’s because of your age, a higher rating could follow. LeBron’s LA Lakers defeated Memphis 4-2 in the first round of the playoffs and are now in the second round. It is true that it has declined somewhat compared to the peak, but during the first round of 6 games, he averaged 22.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists.
In particular, in the 4th game of the 1st round, he showed off his old field by achieving the highest 20 points and 20 rebounds in the playoffs with 22 points and 20 rebounds. In the meantime, this second round seems to be a big hurdle for LeBron to go to the championship front. This is because they will face the Golden State Warriors led by Stephen Curry (35‧188cm) of ‘Spicy Curry’.
As mentioned before, Lebron reigned supreme among his contemporaries. No one has surpassed his presence, but when it comes to players who have come closest to him, Curry will be number one. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of contact when looking at the different positions, etc., but when the team is included, there are many overlapping parts. Lebron collided with Golden State, led by Curry, at every important moment, and in particular, on a big stage like the finals, he had a number of fateful rivalries.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
It is the first time in five years that the two players will meet in the playoffs. LeBron and Curry faced each other on the final stage for four consecutive seasons from the 2017-18 season. At the time, LeBron belonged to Cleveland, but unfortunately, there were more times when he brooded over the pain of defeat than winning memories. He won only in the 2015-16 season, but had to give up the championship to Golden State the other three times.
One of the most detrimental things in LeBron’s career, which has been constantly compared to Jordan lately, is his Finals win rate. Compared to Jordan, who has advanced to the Finals six times and won six times, LeBron’s final win rate is less than 50%. The players and teams that contributed the most to it were Curry and Golden State. If Lebron dominated the victory during that period, it is clear that the evaluation of him would have been much higher than it is now.
Although both are from their prime, Curry and LeBron are still some of the world’s most recognizable NBA icons. When they collide once again, it is an atmosphere where interest is pouring beyond the usual final match. Attention is focusing on whether LeBron will be able to feed Curry and Golden State, who have suffered at every important moment.