Brandon Miller's In My Opinion: The King wins, but the ego is a bit much
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
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LeBron James was MVP of the NBA Finals for the second straight year.
LeBron James was MVP of the NBA Finals for the second straight year.
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Miami Heat star LeBron James can do it all. But, included in that long list of abilities, don’t leave out putting him foot in his mouth. He narrowly avoided disaster this time.

Photos of the new LeBron shoes surfaced on the Internet this week, and it had “2-Time Champion” on the inner part of one sneaker. On the opposite shoe it included the years 2011-12 and 2012-13.

For those who live under a rock, the Heat needed wins in Games 6 and 7 to get past the Spurs in the NBA Finals this year.

But what else should we expect from James? This is the same player who guaranteed at least eight championships the day after going on national television to announce he’s “taking his talents to South Beach.”

Arrogance is nothing new for superstars, but at least Michael Jordan won six NBA Finals and Kobe Bryant has five. Not to mention, who can forget Bill Russell?

Not one, not two, not three and so on … Russell has 11. Russell also wasn’t notorious for flopping and whining, but I digress.

There’s no doubt James is one of the best players in the NBA. He is a four-time MVP, after all. But maybe he should tone it down and remember he has only two rings, and it required joining an already loaded team to even win one.

Brandon Miller is the preps sports writer for The Star. He can be reached at 256-235-3575 or follow him on Twitter @bmiller_star.
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