Jun 13, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the second quarter of game four of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT

LeBron James: Time to Step Up


Jun 16, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the fourth quarter of game five in the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT

Not one, Not two, Not Three, Not Four. Those infamous words will haunt LeBron James for the rest of his career if he fails to win his second championship this season. Sure, he could win a couple more championships in his career, but we are witnessing LeBron in his absolute prime on a team that is the prohibitive favorite to repeat as champions this season.

LeBron James teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to win championships. Not just a championship.

As the Heat are one loss away from failing to win the NBA Finals for the second time in three years, the time is now for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. The 66 win season and the 27 game winning streak do not matter whatsoever at this point.

A 2 game winning streak is the most important one now.

The four-time  MVP has had a roller-coaster type of NBA Finals thus far. We’ve seen him be too passive at times and then dominate stretches with his aggressive play.

Two years ago, the Heat were in this exact position. The Dallas Mavericks were up 3-2 heading into Game Six at American Airlines Arena. Dallas took it to the Heat and proceeded to raise the Larry O’Brien trophy at American Airlines Arena and then partied at Miami’s premier nightclubs.

If that doesn’t give the Heat nightmares, what will?

This series will ultimately fall on LeBron’s shoulders.

He is the “King” and the proclaimed “Chosen One”.

He is the one being compared to Micheal Jordan. This is what he wanted.

It’s time to go and get it.

If the Heat fail to win the championship this season, “The Big 3″ experiment will go down in the history books as a failure. Everyone predicted this would be a dynasty, not a laughing stock.

Well here we are.

LeBron James can salvage his legacy with two monster games. We know he has it in him. We’ve witnessed it before.

Remember those two games in last year’s playoffs?

Game Four at Indiana down 2-1: 40 points, 18 rebounds, 9 assists….

Game Six at Boston down 3-2: 45 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists….

He has no choice now. There is no turning back.

LeBron, your legacy is on the line. It’s time to shut the critics up and win your second championship in a row.

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