For years, the LeBron/Kobe rivalry was the most compelling one in basketball, but we never truly got to see it play out on the court. Sure, their teams would play each other twice a year, and people would try to extrapolate... more »
As a boy, LeBron James pretended he won an NBA championship.
By the time he was a teenager, a title was a foregone conclusion.
But for James the pro superstar, an NBA title has been like a tempting piece of fruit, dangling just beyond his reach.
Last season, his first as part of the Big 3 in Miami, winning the trophy became an obligation, a chore, an albatross around his neck.
But this season, James sought and rediscovered his love of the game. Joy makes dreams possible.