No Stopping King James
The old, young LeBron James might have flinched or been tried. The old, young LeBron James might have caved under pressure. The old, young LeBron James might have given his team another dreadful 4th quarter after three amazing ones. Not this LeBron. This LeBron is unstoppable. Hate James or love James. It doesn't really matter. LeBron James is unstoppable right now. Body, skill set, making people better and more importantly now, his mindset and basketball IQ can topple all. Take the Bulls. They try to body him and bully him and accuse him of flops. Their coach sends players in to mess with James on purpose. Does not matter. 12 points in the 4th quarter. That is how James reacts. He reacts by getting physical back but within reason. He reacts by winning games. He reacts by getting his teammates pumped-up. He reacts by dominating.
James has turned into a winner and leader and scorer and dominating player all in one. He is still getting better if that is possible. He can blow by a defender if guarded too closely. He can shoot a jump shot if guarded away. He can dunk over centers. He can lay it in over power forwards. He can play four positions on a court and it doesn't faze him.
But now James is mentally the strongest player in the NBA and that makes an even bigger difference. So think about that. The best player in the NBA is now the strongest player mentally in the NBA. That adds up to two words for the rest of the league: We're screwed.
By: Mike Lindsley, "Mid-Day with Mike," 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 ESPN Radio. Follow him on Twitter @MikeLSports.