|Posted by James FitzGerald IV on January 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM|
Lebron James from the first day he set foot on the basketball court has been easily the most phenominal athlete to ever play. The things he is able to accomplish at 6"8 265 lbs. are ridiculous. He is a runaway train when he is on the fast break and finishes with authority at the rim. In fact no one is able to get to the rim at will quite like Lebron. He has three NBA Most Valuable Player Awards. His court vision is only matched by NBA legends such as Magic Johnson, Oscar Robinson, and John Stockton. He finally got over the hump and won his first NBA Championship in his 9th season in the league. At 28 years of age he became the youngest player to reach the 20,000 point plateau. I am pretty confident that by the time his career is over he is going to have multiple championships and three or four more MVPs on his resume.
But there is one accomplishment out there for Lebron that, if he was to get it, would cement him in the Mount Rushmore of basketball greatness with Jordan, Magic and Kareem. In 1961, Oscar Robinson, while playing for the Cincinnati Royals, had the most awesome statistical accomplishment in basketball history, in my opinion, when he averaged 30.8 pts ,11.4 asst , and 12.5 rebs. That's right, " The Big O " recorded a triple double for the entire season. Now since I have been watching there have not been too many players that have come along that were capable of trying to get this feat on their resume. But Lebron is definitely capable of trying to get this done.
Now it might take a little sacrifice on his part as far as his scoring average is concerned but he is not a selfish player so he wont mind. Also he would have to go to boards and grab a couple extra rebounds. But at his size, that really should not be an issue. Lebron probably does not understand the maginitude of an achievement like the season long triple double. If he pulled that off it would be the equivalent to Miguel Cabrera geting the Triple Crown in baseball. Oscar Robinson 1961 season is easily one of the most phenominal statiscal years in sports history, if Lebron was to do some thing similar he would be more of a legend than he appears to be now