LeBron James, 28 years old, is entering his prime.
With four NBA Finals appearances now on his resume, he’s just warming up. He experienced bitter disappointment in 2007, when the Cavaliers were swept by the Spurs in the Finals. And was part of a losing team in the Finals in 2011, when the Big Three were not as polished or cohesive as they later became.
With back-to-back championships and the raising sense of confidence that have come with them, LeBron has fully developed his all-around game.
He can play all five positions on the court, on offense or defense.
He has the speed and strength to excel in all aspects of the game.
The way he carried his team for pivotal stretches in Games 6 and 7 against the Spurs to close out the 2013 Finals proved that he will be the man to measure greatness against for the next five to 10 years in the NBA.
More championships will follow for LeBron James, in Miami or wherever he winds up.