The Heat is back from China and five games into its eight-game exhibition schedule before opening the regular season in a mere nine days — raising the NBA championship banner at home against the rival Celtics.
Reigning league MVP LeBron James leads Miami’s bid to repeat, of course, and fittingly he stars in a special Marvel Comics edition in the latest ESPN The Magazine entitled, LeBron James: King of the Rings.
The comic follows LeBron’s quest for seven rings, many of them after Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh depart because of the NBA luxury tax. To compensate, our superhero counsels with Tibetan monks, develops bionic legs and learns how to levitate and make himself invisible.
James becomes so unstoppably great that he continues to win Heat championships even with a starting lineup that includes a 395-pound Eddy Curry, Mike Miller using a walker, and Shane Battier as a corpse who comes back as a zombie.
Did I mention that Pat Riley, using DNA obtained from one of James’ headbands, eventually clones an entire team of LeBrons?
Of course, the entire comic is absolutely preposterous and not containing a scintilla of anything that is the least bit believable.
Well, I mean other than the 395-pound Eddy Curry.more Lance Armstrong Jerry Sandusky
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