The first time I ever saw LeBron James play basketball, it was on ESPN. He was in high school, but was such a promising talent that one of his games was aired for the entire country to see. I hadn’t watched high school ball since I played and I haven’t really watched it since. I only watched this one to see this supposedly great talent.
And he’s good. Damn good.
I don’t think he’s as great as Michael Jordan, but that could be my own biases.
Yet, like Michael, LeBron will sometimes take a shot he really shouldn’t. The difference between him and Jordon, though, is Jordan generally took those shots on the court. James, not so much.
LeBron James’ tone was passionate, yet weary. Another shooting, this time in Las Vegas, more innocent people dead, and the Lakers superstar seemed to recognize that his plea for gun control sounds like a broken record.
“It just goes back to what I said before about guns in America,” he said. “I think it’s such a longer conversation, but we keep dealing with the same story, this same conversation, every single time it happens, and it just continues to happen.
“The ability to get a gun, the ability to do these things over and…
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