The LeBron James Bandwagon becomes more crowded with each passing moment and it seems as though James is determined to protect his crown as King of the NBA.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, whom some thought were too old, could not play defense and were roundly criticised throughout the regular season for lacklustre play have turned up the heat in the playoffs, sweeping the Indiana Pacers in the first round and currently enjoying a 2 – 0 games advantage over the Toronto Raptors.
Spending most of the regular season in a Phil Jackson-induced stupour, James seemed more focused on spewing vitriol in the direction of Jackson, reserving some for Charles Barkley, than he was on playing through the long 82-game grind of the regular season.
When the Boston Celtics grabbed the number one spot in the Eastern Conference, NBA observers were proclaiming the Cavs as One and Done champions, but as the other contenders in the Eastern Conference are learning, a motivated James is a dangerous James and he now seems fully motivated and engaged as well.
LeBron seems intent on erasing from memory such names as Bill Russel, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, as it appears that to him, that is the only way he can truly obtain the amount of respect that is his due.