We all know that LeBron James nickname is King James.
Sorry. No longer good enough. Falls short. Does not properly reflect his omnipotence.
Id suggest God, but I hear thats already taken.
Sunday happens to be Michael Jordans 50th birthday, and to many he remains the greatest basketball player ever, but enough with Jordan already! Sorry, Mike, but you never had the all-around game that is in full blossom with LeBron right now.
These are heady days for Miami basketball. We have the best player, and we also have the best teams. Note the plural there.
It is deliciously arguable which Big 3 is more impressive right now:
The Heats LeBron/ Dwyane Wade/ Chris Bosh triumvirate all starters in Sundays All-Star Game in Houston gunning for a second consecutive NBA championship. Or the Miami Hurricane mens big No. 3 national poll ranking, best by far in school history on the wing of an unbeaten record in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Down here it all starts, though, with LeBron the best, and getting better.
I honestly believe there is nothing LeBron cant do, with the possible exceptions of brokering permanent peace in the Middle East or making Marlins fans like Jeffrey Loria.
And Id give him half a shot with the peace thing.
• A world record was set Thursday for most desperate men crammed into the smallest area. It was 3,847 procrastinators in a local Hallmark store on Valentines Day.
• Miami Herald readers chose a winner in a contest to design a new Dolphins logo, the entries verifying our long-held belief that it is simply impossible to make a friendly, grinning, leaping bottlenose dolphin appear the least bit menacing.
• In other Dolphins news, nobody knows anything about what the team will do in free agency or the draft, but people keep talking as if they do. Draftniks guess Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson could be Miamis first-round pick. He is best known for having a first name that looks like it has way more letters than are necessary.
• A year after ending a 10-season NHL postseason drought, the Panthers are off pace again with only four wins in 14 games after Saturdays overtime loss to the Lightning. They did make the playoffs last year, right? Or did we dream it?
• Tim Hardaway is among 12 finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame. I like his chances, especially since Alonzo Mourning threatened to beat up anybody who doesnt vote for him.
• Tiger Woods confirmed hed play both Doral and Honda this year. Tiger hasnt won a major since 2008 but continues to draw the largest galleries mostly gold-digging blondes hoping for a relapse.
• The buildup has begun to next Sundays NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500. Gentlemen of the media, start your Danica Patrick search engines!
• Serena Williams, 31, regained tennis top spot for the first time in 2 1/2 years, breaking Chris Everts record for oldest woman at No. 1. Serena breaks her record with every day that passes. No, every second!
• The Associated Press reported UM tested its baseball players for human growth hormone. Id say this. Given the teams long title drought, if they are using HGH, they arent using enough of it.
• A friend of O.J. Simpson, Norman Pardo, is trying to sell a movie about efforts to rehabilitate Simpsons image after his 1995 acquittal for double murder. Hmm. Im guessing O.J.s current 33-year prison sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery might be further hindering those efforts.
• Answer: Andy Roddick will play in the World Team Tennis league this summer. Question: You know how sometimes athletes say theyre retiring but dont really mean it?
• Norman Braman said he is ready to fight the Dolphins stadium-improvement plan. Of course he is! New nickname for Norman: The One-Man Picket Line.
• The International Olympic Committee voted to discontinue wrestling. Ive enjoyed hearing the outrage from people who could not name an Olympic wrestler to save their life.
• The independent Paterno Report concluded Joe Paterno did all he could in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. In an unrelated story, a new Nixon Report has concluded Watergate wasnt that big a deal.
• Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has cut his hair short. He no longer looks like a guy who should be co-starring with Cheech in a bong ad.
• Longtime former Red Sox favorite Kevin Youkilis said this week he is proud to be a Yankee. Bosox fans used to chant Yoouuuu! The new chant will sound similar, but be slightly different.
• The Miami International Boat Show ends Monday. I thought of buying a really nice boat once, then got smart and decided instead to cultivate a friend who owned a really nice boat.
• Sentences I Never Thought Id Write: And in winter sports, World Cup ski-jumping events recently were won by people named Schlierenzauer and Seifriedsberger.
• At a recent seminar in Hollywood, local residents were told how to deal with wild coyotes in their neighborhoods. The agreed-upon answer: Have a roadrunner drop an Acme anvil on them.
• Parting thought: Rocco Mediate won in Boca Raton in his debut on the PGAs Champions Tour made up of senior players who are older and past their prime. Its like watching a Knicks game!
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