It’s hard to deny how great LeBron James is. Almost every credible voice covering the sport would acknowledge him as the greatest small forward of all-time, and a case can be made for him being the greatest to ever play.
Despite his widely-accepted greatness, LeBron still feels as though what he does can be taken for granted at times. Today at practice he opened up with some of his thoughts on the matter:
“I think people have just grown accustomed of what I do and it gets taken for granted at times what I do because I do it so often and it’s been a constant thing for so long.
“It’s like, ‘Oh, that’s what LeBron’s supposed to do.’ It looks easy, but it’s not.”
Transcribed by Slam.
It’s hard to disagree with LeBron, especially when you look at how frequently he’s been overlooked in MVP conversations over the past few years.
At times it seems like the only fatigue that comes with LeBron’s game is when it comes to appreciation. He has found a way to maintain and build upon the level of his play year after year.
Now in his 15th season, LeBron is having arguably the greatest offensive season of his entire career. He has added a consistent three point shot and is averaging the highest true shooting percentage of his career.
While what LeBron is saying is true, it’s worth wondering whether or not this quote was an attempt to get more focus on him for this season’s MVP race.