There will always be a winner and a loser in the sport of competition whether we want it to be or not. The way we handle the situation determines how people will define us. Lebron James AKA King James is the perfect example of a champion. Last night, when the Cleveland Cavaliers made history by winning their first championship, he displayed the attributes of what champions are made of.
He played his heart out as he always does. He remained cool, calm, and collected when faced with adversity, naysayers, and even “light-skinned” trash talking. Being down 3-1, he didn’t give up and pushed his team to press forward. He stepped up as the leader he is and got it done! He even hugged and thanked oh boy, David Blatt, who talked badly about him leaving Cleveland to play elsewhere. Many in the city turned their backs on him, burned his jersey, and booed him when he came to play with his new team. What did Lebron do? He returned to the city he loves which persecuted him and won them a championship. He didn’t hold grudges, retaliate, or bad mouth them. He remained humble, knowing his worth, and the purpose that God has for him. Forever, the heart of a champion. We can all take a lesson from Lebron and become better as human beings.
I’m not saying he doesn’t have flaws, we all do, but he hasn’t shown that side to the public. He almost went there in game 6, though. LOL, I still wanna know what he said to Curry when he gave him the stank look, looking him up and down. Apparently, he was rubbed the wrong way.
Now, I like Steph Curry, but this NBA Finals has brought out a side in him that I wouldn’t fathom him possessing. I hate to lose just like anyone else but don’t become unsportsmanlike. I know him and Lebron are probably friends, but damn! Boy, stop… You can’t win them all. Be happy for your friend.
(This cap, though, Lebron… petty much! LOL)
Like the real champion that he is, Lebron keeps smiling. Never allow anyone to throw you off course or push you out of character. Life is too short to dwell in animosity. Life’s too precious to live with regret, ignorance, and giving others power over you. Live! Laugh! Love! Enjoy the blessings God has given. Endear the failures, but press forward so you can appreciate the victories. They will come…
Remember, your attitude will determine your altitude no matter if you believe it or not. Someone is always watching. Dr. Maya Angelou said it best, “People will never forget the way you made them feel.”
Well done, Lebron! You are truly one of a kind with the heart of a champion. I salute you…
By the way, the first person he asked for was his wife. Rihanna, go sit yo ass down somewhere before Savannah takes her earrings off!
Until next time Be Inspired, Be Encouraged, & BE YOU!
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