LeBron James, like John Calipari, has quieted his critics

LeBron James and John Calipari - photo by David Coyle | UKAthletics.com
and John Calipari – photo by David Coyle |

The  won the championship. They were led by LeBron James, their star forward who is, simultaneously, the best basketball player in the world and one of the sports world’s most divisive figures.  This win–the championship that LeBron lacked–validates him. No longer can the naysayers point to a lack of a ring.  This marks the second of these validations in the basketball world this year. John Calipari, the brilliant yet maligned coach of the University of  Wildcats, won his first championship in early April. He and LeBron share many similarities.


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