– Here’s what I make of LeBron and it’s a good moment to reflect on it. Because he is the youngest ever to hit 30,000. He’s the youngest to hit every single 1,000-point plateau in NBA history. The youngest to score 1,000 points, LeBron James. The youngest to score 19,000 points, LeBron James. And now the youngest to score 30,000. He’s the only member of the 30,000, 7,000, 7,000 club– points, rebounds, assists. And here in a couple of months, he’s going to become the only member of the 30,000, 8,000, 8,000 club.
But that’s not the most remarkable thing about LeBron James. The fact that he is the most efficient scorer in NBA history, when that’s not his best trait, is not the most remarkable thing about LeBron James. The fact that he’s going to go to his eighth straight finals this year, that’s not the most remarkable thing about LeBron James. The most remarkable thing about LeBron James is this– he became famous when he was 15. He has no dad, his mom has had issues. He’s been in the public eye for nearly 20 years. He was the single most hyped prep athlete ever.
COLIN COWHERD: Yeah.
– And he has exceeded the hype. The most hyped athlete ever exceeded the hype. The child star that not only never had a meltdown, but never had one single run-in with the law. The child star whose biggest public misstep raised $4 million for charity. The most hyped player of all time who exceeds all the hype, and who 15 years in is having one of the best years, individually, of his career.
So people can dislike some of his social media postings. People can say, oh he’s not the best GM in the world. What he is, is the greatest team sport athlete we’ve ever seen in this country. And he continues to set new standards for the next generation of great athletes. Standards that I don’t know if anyone’s ever going to be able to reach.
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