LeBron James is in a frantic sprint with Michael Jordan to clinch the honorary GOAT title, and he could take a step in that direction by becoming the all-time leading scorer. And he comes a long way, because several years ago, we advised to imitate Michael Jordan, even in the most unlikely areas.
At the dawn of his 20th season in the NBA, LeBron James is already considered a huge legend, one of the three best players in history, and he should still climb places in the minds of observers when he officially overtakes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the best all-time marker. If he doesn’t retire right away, he might just set an untouchable mark for future generations.
Moreover, in the eyes of all young players, the King has an almost divine image, since they have never known the league without his domination. Another sign of his sporting progress and his improvement in the relationship with the fans, he has far fewer haters than at a certain time. Since the title won in 2020, it’s hard to see him other than as a great champion.
LeBron James should take inspiration from MJ… in communication
But the King comes a long way, because after joining Miami following the famous “Decision”, he was perhaps the most hated player on the planet. At the time everyone had a say in the situation, and even Amar’e Stoudemire who was still active. The former Knicks had advised LeBron to take inspiration from Michael Jordan in a totally unlikely area.
I think you have to behave in a way that people can identify with you. The more they can relate to, the more they like you. Everyone has their own way of communicating and commenting on the news, but in LeBron’s place I would have done differently. He should be inspired by Michael Jordan at this level. No matter how strong he was, MJ always knew how to talk to workers and hardworking people.
According to Amar’e Stoudemire, Michael Jordan was a model of communication, since he allowed everyone to identify with him, even when he was at the top of his game… A strange analysis to say the least when one knows that MJ was particularly criticized, especially within the African-American community, for his silence on social issues.
In any case, LeBron did not necessarily need this, since he allows his fans to identify with him via social networks, where he shares with great pleasure everyday moments. Whether it’s live basketball with his two sons or in the middle of a tangle with his wife Savannahthe King does not back down from anything and shows himself as he is, which makes him particularly human.
LeBron James has been able to evolve with the times, and after his big communication error when joining the Heat, he was almost faultless in the field. By following his own way, he was able to connect with his fans.