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Why NBA Fans Need to Prepare for Life After Lebron James

Lebron James is arguably the greatest athlete to ever live and will be remembered by most as the greatest basketball player of all time. For the past 15 seasons, Lebron has been an all-star. During this 15 season stretch he has won 4 MVPS, 3 Finals MVPS and 3 NBA titles. Therefore, with the exception of the Golden State Warriors the past 4 seasons, Lebron has been the biggest story in the NBA for the past 15 years. Whenever he is playing, there will be more viewers watching him play than any other game that is on. You could be someone that doesn’t usually watch professional basketball, but if Lebron is playing you might turn on the T.V. and watch him. He has become a master on the court and seeing him take off from several feet away from the basket for a slam dunk is one of the most beautiful things you’ll see in a sport. However, Lebron is now in his 16th season and time is starting to run out. History has shown us that father time eventually catches up to everybody, no matter how much you take care of your body. 82 games is a long season. Not to mention the additional games he plays in the playoffs and for the past eight seasons he has made it all the way to the finals. His body is inevitably going to start breaking down. He already suffered a groin injury a few weeks back which was the first time he’s suffered an injury that had him sidelined for a significant amount of time that I can remember. The league, the fans (including myself) and the entire sport of basketball has gotten used to seeing Lebron’s basketball brilliance for 8-9 months a year for the past 16 years, but it’s time we start preparing ourselves for the end. The Lakers are now the 10th seed in the Western Conference, outside of the playoff picture and there is no guarantee they will even make it. Although, they do have Lebron so there’s a strong possibility that they will at least get the 8th seed. However, it won’t matter even if they did make the playoffs because it would be a quick exit anyway. If the Lakers fail to sign a superstar this summer to play with the Lebron, then the end could be even closer than most of us anticipated. Lebron doesn’t have to time to waste anymore with lost seasons where he doesn’t have a shot at winning the NBA title or waiting for young players to develop around him. He needs to win now. If he wants to create an even stronger argument to why he is the greatest player of all time, ahead of Michael Jordan, he needs to win another title fast before it’s too late.

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