• All the West Coast trip did was prove LeBron James is human. He was pressing, and I also think the big minutes that he has already played this season have made him a little tired, even if he won't admit it.
• When Michael Jordan was 21, he was majoring in geography at North Carolina, where he was a junior averaging 19.6 points for Dean Smith. I've been hearing more and more that LeBron hasn't measured up to Jordan, or Michael would have made that shot that LeBron missed. Too many people compare a 30-year-old Jordan with a 21-year-old James.
• Many fans have trouble thinking of James as 21 because he looks 30, sounds 30 and usually acts 30. He has not gotten enough credit for the way he has handled himself in the public eye.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Terry Pluto Also Agrees with Me
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