Sunday, June 03, 2007

Manchild in the Promised Land

As of this writing the Cavs are stepping onto hoopdom's grandest stage against the heavily favored Spurs. What's so remarkable is the audacity of LeBron who, at 22, is nothing short of amazing. That's not news and plenty have written far more eloquent praise, but I'm going to make one comparison that I think is apt.

Before that though, let me say that I think LeBron's performance is the second most remarkable by a young player.

First place belongs to Magic; rookie year, who went in against the classic 76er team led by Doc, and so thoroughly dominated that to this day people who saw that performance speak in awe.

LeBron is the real deal though. He ain't no joke.