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I Still Love This Game

Oct 1, 2018

What is LeBron James' legacy in the NBA? There are so many legitimate ways to answer this question. Firstly, allow me to define legacy and how it is applied amongst sports fans. Definition is a “gift or bequest, that is handed down, endowed or conveyed from one person to another. It is descendible one comes into possession of that is transmitted, inherited, or received from a predecessor.” Now of course, that is the dictionary definition of the word. How sports fans apply this word, legacy, is simply how your career is defined when looking back. Bill Russell’s is winning. Wilt Chamberlain’s is stats and records. Kareem’s is longevity. Larry Bird’s is skill and intelligence. Magic Johnson’s is versatility. Jordan’s, is for lack of a better explanation, is the highest standard of everything. So what is LeBron’s? Is it his finals appearances? Is it his finals losses? Is it the way he’s embraced free agency? Is it the how poorly his teams perform once he does leave? Is it his statistical accomplishments which he is on track to annihilate? Is it his longevity?