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.