What is LeBron James better at: basketball or life? | The Tylt
What is LeBron James better at: basketball or life?
LeBron James might have helped millions of people, but none of that happens without basketball. Basketball is what has given James the platform to affect change and do everything he's been able to do from a philanthropic perspective. He may have been able to be a great humanitarian, but becoming one of the greatest basketball players and being rewarded for his hard work on the court is at the root of everything. His skills literally pay the bills.
Here is Leigh Steinberg of Forbes with more on why James is the greatest player ever:
While Jordan might be considered a better scorer with a more accomplished career in terms of NBA Championships, LeBron is the best all-around player, and their individual statistics only reinforce this notion. Michael has the advantage in NBA Championships, league MVPs, points per game and free-throw percentage. LeBron on the other hand beats Michael in All-NBA First-Team selections and per-game statistics for rebounds, assists, blocks and overall field goal percentage. Not to mention LeBron James is the only player in NBA history with 30,000 points, 8,000 assists and 8,000 rebounds.
Basketball might be the root of his successes, but James has transcended the sport to be known as a model human being as much as an athlete. The difference is, his impact as a human is far outweighing what he's doing as an athlete.
While he was criticized for "The Decision," he still generated $2.5 million for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He opened the I Promise School that provides educational services to underprivileged children in Akron. He signed a lifetime shoe deal with Nike that will likely generate over $1 billion dollars that he can use for further philanthropic ventures.
James continues to not only improve himself, but it also taking care of his fellow man. He's a better human than athlete, and that's saying a lot.
Even with his athletic, business and humanitarian causes, he still has time to be a present father who publicly supports his children whenever he gets the chance. His frequent social media posts featuring his family show a man who loves spending time with those closest to him. All this without the guidance of his own father, who has not been present in his life since his youth.
It's hard to be the G.O.A.T. at two things, but he might be as good a father as he is an athlete.