James’ legacy isn’t so much marred by “The Decision” as it is uniquely molded by it, and no more worse for wear as a result than what is owed to his subpar Finals record, which many argue belie both his nickname and the “Chosen One” tattoo engulfing his upper back.
No matter what, through his ups and downs, Rose never forgot his hometown and he’s always given back to the city. For those who don’t understand the love he gets whenever he returns, who don’t understand the calls for his jersey to hang atop the United Center, start there.
This year’s off-season in the NBA has proven to significantly change what it means to have a successful legacy in the highest level of basketball and what it means to pursue that type of legacy.
Given all the talk surrounding Kevin Durant lately, its fair to wonder — did the Dubs’ dynasty peak pre-Durant’s arrival or has it only gotten better with time?
Every #throwbackthursday Sid “The Kid” Brown gives you some of the top moments to remember for each week forward.
The emotion Rose provoked in the city, in Bulls fans was illuminating — so much could be learned by the observance of what fueled that emotion and what dividing lines were exposed as disappointment and frustration became twin pillars of his career.
So what if (Kyrie) comes to the realization that being the face of the legendary Boston franchise is not what he wants? He should at least consider coming to LA to once again play alongside the King.
No matter what the other 29 arenas do, non-stop applause and cheers from this point forward should be the norm every time James steps foot in Cleveland.
This achievement not only shows that you still can play at an elite level, Derrick, but highlights the important lesson of perseverance and patience for all, a life lesson that has always spoke to me from throughout my childhood through my schooling and as I endeavor on my young sports journalistic career.
Just because you may leave your hometown, does not mean you can’t consistently give back and make a big impact within that community. James left home, but has always taken care of his. ‘Ye left and we haven’t heard from him until now