The King James Version of Basketball

Why LeBron James is the nicest player in the game.

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Ultimately, James may get his due soon. He is only 23; few players peak at that age. In all likelihood, he's going to improve for next four or five seasons. LeBron James is already historically good, and he's very likely to get better. So get used to it; every now and then the hype is right.

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