LeBron James has the ability to make himself look and sound like a fool and has absolutely no awareness that he did so. This ability is so extreme that it is more commonly seen in cartoon characters than people, but King James might have outdone even the most self-absorbed Nickelodeon sketches.
LeBron, who many consider to be the greatest basketball talent of all time, has made the greatest proclamation of an out-of-control ego by creating a museum to honor himself. That sounds like a joke, but I assure you that he is dead serious when he says that he is opening his own museum dedicated to himself on November 25.
The museum is being housed in a building owned by the James Foundation, according to ESPN. This hilarious move is part of LeBron’s initiative to give back to the city of Akron, Ohio, and to show the youth in that area that there is a way out.
LeBron said, “My dream was always to put Akron on the map, so to have a place in my hometown that allows me to share my journey with my fans from all over the world means a lot to me. I’ve been known to hang on to a lot of things over the years, and I always knew there would be a time and place to bring them out.”
Items from throughout the course of James’ storied career will be put on display for the whole world to come to see. It really is a strange move, however, for one to use their own foundation to create their own museum that is dedicated to themselves. That sentence almost doesn’t read sensibly due to the constant reference to self. That may be fitting for LeBron.
As for the debate on whether LeBron or Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time, Jordan’s former teammate Scottie Pippin chimed in on the side of LeBron James. The American Tribune reported on this back in May.
Pippin said, “LeBron will be the greatest statistical guy to ever play the game of basketball. And there’s no comparison to him. None.”
Now, Pippin did not go as far as to say that LeBron is the greatest basketball player of all time. He called him the greatest statically guy, but a ton of that is due to the impressive longevity that James has managed to maintain even into his late thirties, something Jordan did not do quite as well.
That entire article is worth checking out, as Pipped took a really weird angle on explaining the greatness of Michael Jordan. Pippin seemed to insinuate that the greatness of Jordan really came from the cast of teammates, led by Mr. Scottie Pippin himself and not directly from his individual play.
The debate will likely never be settled, barring some late-career turnaround from LeBron James and the floundering Los Angeles Lakers. We will surely be having this debate for years to come until a new phenom sets the basketball world ablaze and takes his place in what would then be a trio of GOATs.
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