Miami Heat Star LeBron James' Second Ring A Big Step Toward Legendary Status

By Connor Muldowney
LeBron James
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LeBron James has built quite the legacy for himself. He has won two straight NBA titles with the Miami Heat, two straight MVPs and two straight Finals MVPs. It’s safe to say he is one of the greatest players of all time.

What exactly does this second ring mean for the 28-year-old phenom?

Well, winning two straight NBA titles and being the clear-cut best player in the NBA by a wide margin should be enough to solidify his name in the list of top players in league history.

In my own personal opinion, Michael Jordan is currently the best player to ever play the game. He brought it every day and just made plays that will be remember forever. Oh, and did I mention he had a handful of MVP awards, too many All-Star selections to count and six NBA titles? Yes, I said six.

Jordan basically dominated the 1990s and made it look relatively easy.

LeBron is in the process of dominating this decade. With three straight NBA Finals appearances, he is on track to have one of the most celebrated stretches of dominance in league history. If the big three stays together in Miami, I don’t see why they can’t win three straight titles — or more.

Averaging 25.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.7 assists only shows a tidbit of what this guy was all about in the 2013 postseason. His clutch shots and amazing single-game performances were enough to prove doubters wrong (again) and give him yet another ring.

It wasn’t too long ago — two years to be exact — when people said James couldn’t deliver in the clutch and all he did was choke. The joke’s on them now as he has been as clutch as they come, literally taking his team over when it mattered most and winning two straight elimination games to give the Heat their second straight title.

What does this mean for his legacy?

It means that with one or two more rings, he will be the best player of all-time.

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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