"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

LeBron James

The Miami Heat went up 3-1 yesterday in the NBA finals against the Oklahoma Thunder.   Thus, LeBron James is on the brink of winning his first NBA championship.   This is his third finals in his career -- remember, he took a truly bad Cleveland Cavaliers team all the way to the finals a few years ago, before taking the Heat there last year.    Lest you think that he's been a failure in the "clutch" in his career to date, it may interest you to know that, if James wins the title this year, he will have won his first title at a younger age than Michael Jordan won his first of six.   We think Jordan got there quicker only because Jordan played three years of college before coming to the NBA, and thus was only in his seventh year in the league.   James is younger, but already is in his ninth year.

Oh, and the iconic moment of James coming back in with cramps at the end of the game to shoot a clutch three-pointer cements his new reputation as a winner.   He always was one, but now everyone knows.  

Funny how that works.

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