Sorry LeBron, But You’re Still Just A Prince

When Ron Artest signed with the Lakers in July 2009 to a five-year deal worth $33 million dollars, the 2004 defensive player of the year was brought to Los Angeles to bring another NBA championship to Hollywood.   

Someone should notify Governor Schwarzenegger that the city of Los Angeles can start preparing for a championship parade, because the Staples Center will be raising their 16th championship banner to the rafters soon.

Kobe Bryant will win his fifth championship. Phil Jackson , who has more championship rings than any other coach in NBA history, will earn his 11th title.

And Cleveland's LeBron James will be waiting at least one more year for his first championship ring.

As the NBA finals begin in roughly five weeks, the Cavaliers will not fall short of the Finals again. James entered the playoffs with a post player like Shaquille O’Neal , who has vital playoff experience and is a unique weapon. That means we’re all going to be treated to a Kobe vs. LeBron match-up for the NBA championship.

Sounds to me like Chanukah in June, right?

But unfortunately for the city of Cleveland and their fans, which have not seen a major sports championship since the Browns won the NFL title in 1964, the city is waiting (and will still be waiting after this season) for something special to happen.

Not even the home crowd of the Quicken Loans Arena, who have 45 consecutive home sellouts this season, can will their team to an NBA championship when they face the Lakers in the last round.

But before the NBA Finals begin, let’s all watch in awe as James’ performance through the first round of the playoffs has been nothing short of extraordinary. After sitting out the final four games of the regular season, he was unstoppable during the opening round series against the Chicago Bulls, averaging 31.8 points per game, 9.2 rebounds a...

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