The LA Lakers may not make it to the National Basketball Playoff’s….
But Lebron James IS cookin………
LeBron James wore the distant look of nostalgia. He spoke slowly and deliberately, letting himself drift into the memories of how much he loved Michael Jordan when he was a little boy. He held tape cutter in his hand and fidgeted with it, interspersing his memories with the loud staccato that came from it.
“Walking up and down those Akron streets with a basketball,” James recalled.
“Singing I wanna be, I wanna be like Mike.”
Those moments came to mind almost as soon as it happened. In the second quarter of the Lakers’ loss to the Denver Nuggets, James scored a contested layup to pass Michael Jordan for fourth all time in NBA scoring. Then James stood under the basket with his right hand clenched, pointing one figure, and counted off – one, two, three, four. He made the ensuing free throw and scored again before a timeout gave the Lakers a chance to recognize James’ accomplishment.
James sat on the bench with cameras surrounding him and a video tribute playing above him. He covered his face with a towel…..