LeBron James is the arguably the best basketball player in the world. He gave himself the self proclaimed nickname "The Chosen One" or as many of his fans call him "The King". Last basketball season James claimed is first NBA championship title after failing twice to the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs. LeBron James is now a three time MVP, last years Finals MVP, 2012's Sports Illustrated Player of the Year, and a two time Olympic Gold Medalist. Regardless of all of LeBron James accomplishments he is a Master of Disguise.
LeBron James captures many of his fans attention by his high-flying dunks and God given arttributes. But LeBron James is missing one key factor that all great players of his skill set contained. LeBron James simply isn't clutch. The lack of James's clutch ness doesn't make James a Master of Disguise, it's how James comes about to the situation in clutch moments.
This Saturday a clash between two of the best in the South Eastern Conference will take place. Alabama is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation with no signs of slowing down. LSU is a team that something to prove after losing in a close game to Florida. LSU is ranked fifth in the nation but can they pull off the upset and beat Alabama?
In order for LSU to win many of things must happen. LSU must be precise on both offense and defense. LSU's quarterback Zach Mettenberger can't have any turnovers against Alabama after already throwing four interceptions this season. Mettenberger needs to buy himself some time in the pocket by moving around and creating plays with his legs and connecting with Odell Beckham.
Kenny Hilliard and Michael Ford need to lead the way rushing the ball. The key factor to LSU's running game is J.C.. Copeland. Copeland needs to have a paramount game by creating holes that both Hilliard and Ford can run through. LSU has a rotation of running backs that can tear down Alabama's defense.
In 2014 LeBron James will once again become a free agent. One of the teams already considering picking up James during the 2014 free agency are the Los Angeles Lakers. During this time period Kobe Bryant said himself he may consider retirement with only two years left on his contract with the Lakers.
The Lakers have a high standard for the superstar talent that play and have played for them. Dwight Howard is the newest addition to the Lakers also along with Steve Nash. Nash only has two or three more productive years left in him. So the Lakers will be dependent on Howard to keep them up to that high standard of greatness which is unlikely.
The Lakers is the "Black Mamba's" team until he decides to retire. If Bryant retires in 2014 as he plans to expect the Lakers to be the top team chasing after James. The only thing stopping James from moving to the west coast is the criticism of the fans and the entire league. The way James did his departure to Cleveland I can see him doing the same to Miami but without the level of magnitude he had with the show "The Decision".
Ray Lewis And Brian Cushing Injuries: Will Loss Of Texans' Rising Star Or Ravens' Veteran Leader Hurt More?
The past two weeks in the NFL two of the top teams in the AFC. During week five the Texans suffered the lost of linebacker Brian Cushing from a torn ACL . Cushing had 29 tackles, one force fumble, and one interception (0 sacks) this season. Cushing has become one of the Texan's main defensive stars in his fourth season with the Texans. The Texans started the this season 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, looking to be one of the top teams in the AFC and making a run at Super Bowl XLVII.
During week 6 in the NFL the Ravens suffered the lost of Veteran Linebacker Ray Lewis to a torn triceps. This season Lewis made 57 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble(0 interceptions). The Ravens are one of the top teams in the AFC looking to make another run at the Super Bowl after a disappointing ending in the playoffs last year.
Who will be the biggest lost for their team?