Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Charles Barkley: Once LeBron wins a championship, he will go down as one of the 10 best players ever....
A lot of sports analysts and commentators picked the Oklahoma City Thunder to rain on the Miami Heat's Game 4 chances to win.
A lot of people were wrong.
LeBron James took one step closer to his first NBA championship after helping the Heat knock off the Thunder 104-98 Tuesday to take a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals. And although the series isn't over yet, most folks are calling it a day for the Thunder and finally giving King James his crown.
"What is happening before our very eyes is the coronation is on its way. I'm looking at a guy that is finally going to deserve the crown that has been placed on him for years basically by himself. He's earning it now," Stephen A. Smith said on ESPN's First Take.
Leave it to Smith's cohort Skip Bayless to throw a little shade in LeBron James direction. Bayless was less impressed with LeBron James' Game 4 performance which included 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds.
"LeBron James had a whole lot of help from a whole lot of unlikely sources. I'm going to give LeBron 30 percent of the credit," said Bayless, who still believes Dwyane Wade the 'Batman' of the Miami Heat.
Whatever percentage of credit you give LeBron James for the Heat's success, TNT analyst Charles Barkley is ready to add King James' name among the list of NBA greats.
“Once LeBron wins a championship, he will go down as one of the 10 best players ever. We have never had a guy that is physically gifted who can run and do everything. It is an honor and a privilege to watch him play," Barkley said.