We Need More People like LeBron James, and Not Just in Sports

We Need More People like LeBron James, and Not Just in Sports

Comedy, Last Laugh

What do you think about Michael Jordan? He’s a legend, you’d say. And what about Kobe, what do you think about him? O yeah, he is the greatest player of all times you’d say. And then, you’ve got LeBron James, (6 feet 7 inches) tall Power forward/ Small Forwards from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

LeBron James, the man who likes to be called The King, the man who stopped wearing his signature headband because he wanted to look like his teammates, to be one of them. Sports Illustrated called him the sportsperson of the year. His fans are happy, he is super happy, but there are those who see it from another point of view.

There are many basketball fans who say he is not as great as Jordan, as Kobe, or as any other legend we can name. But that’s the whole point, isn’t it? Why do we want to compare two individuals? What makes a person less of a legend than the other one?

There are leaders who tell you to do things, and there are leaders who lead the way, take charge of a challenging situation, and turn it around. You don’t need to ask us which one’s the LeBron kind.  Here is what Richard Jefferson; the Cleveland Cavaliers Small forward has to say about James:

“I don’t care if you’re a LeBron ‘fan,’ or not, I have seen it: Bron has something I’ve never seen. The way he says ‘Follow me and I’ll take you there’ with actions, more than words, is like no one else I’ve ever played with. He’s the kind of leader who makes you want to carry the weight, too. I feel indebted to him. We all do.”

Isn’t it the exact trait, the exact quality that we look for in our leaders, and not just in sports? One look at LeBron, and you know his determination is audacious, his goals unfathomable and his vision downright crazy. But it’s his skills, his presence, his self-confidence and his trust in his team that makes him the true definition of a leader. He doesn’t need to be great like Jordan, Kobe, O’Neal or Jabbar; he is great in his own way.

In boxing, we have Holyfield, Tyson, Ali, Sugar Ray, and many other legends. Did we ever wonder who is the greatest of them all? Wouldn’t comparing the legends an insult to the game?

Players like LeBron James are not found every other day. They are a rare find because these gems are hard to find because they aren’t born every day.

LeBron’s military-like approach that he brought with him from Miami Heat enabled him to inculcate values like discipline, punctuality, focus and accountability in his teammates. If we have such people in charge of the leading positions in the world, whether it is the politics, business organizations, or any other aspect of life, things would be so much better. Don’t you think?

Black Lives Matter are no different from KKK

Last Laugh

When American television host Trevor Noah invited Online Video host Tomi Lahren on The Daily show, it was anticipated that Noah put forward what all has been said over the last few months of the Presidential Elections.

The discussion between the Conservative Lahren and Noah began with Noah asking her, “Why are you so angry all the time?”

Lahren went on to say that she is upset about people protesting against Donald Trump being elected as the 45th President of the United States of America. In our honest opinion, the arguments between the two were more logical and reasonable than what we witnessed in the presidential debates. Noah and the audience were amused when Lahren said she believes Trump is leave leaded and reasonable. There was a similar moment when she expressed not being a racist by saying that she doesn’t see colors, Noah asked her, “What do you do at the traffic lights?”

Noah was able to maintain is famous calm and composed demeanor during the debate, but he was visibly moved when the topic of Lahren’s comparison of the Black Live Matter with the KKK came up. She was putting forward her perspective that Black Lives Matter is resulting in riots and deaths of innocent people and cops who are just doing their duty. And this is what KKK did. Noah put forward a beautiful argument that some people doing something wrongful does not make the whole movement wrong (which is nowhere similar to the idea with which the KKK started). And we agree with Noah, there is difference between movement for equal rights and fascism, huge difference.

When the topic of Lahren criticizing Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protest by kneeling during the National Anthem, Noah asked her if a person can’t protest by simply kneeling on his knees, or by raising his voice peacefully, how can he put his point forward?

When all was said and done, we were really happy to see how two people with opposing points of view can discuss matter without losing their calm and composure, and actually have a reasonable and civil conversation. We wish our presidential debates were like that.