Even Without LeBron James.

LeBron James dishing out assists. Photo by Brian Babineau http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/ian_thomsen/10/26/heat.celtics/
LeBron James dishing out assists.
Photo by Brian Babineau
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/ian_thomsen/10/26/heat.celtics/

LeBron James one of the greatest NBA players of all time. He has achieved numerous achievements. He is currently a 4 time mvp and has two NBA championship rings. Not too long ago in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron James drove into the paint and as he went up for the dunk he was hit in the nose and had to leave the game. Later it was confirmed that LeBron James had broken his nose.

LeBron James throwing down a huge dunk. Photo by David Tulis  http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2013/03/02/Magic-will-pay-James-to-enter-dunk-contest/UPI-64601362237851/
LeBron James throwing down a huge dunk.
Photo by David Tulis
http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2013/03/02/Magic-will-pay-James-to-enter-dunk-contest/UPI-64601362237851/

Although many players have played with broken noses and protect it by wearing a hard mask that goes over their nose and face, LeBron James was not ready to do that yet. He sat out on the sidelines in a game against the Chicago Bulls. Nobody knew exactly how the Miami Heat would react to going into a game against a strong team without their best player.

LeBron James celebrates after draining a clutch shot.  Photo by Darren Griffin http://stupiddope.com/2014/02/13/lebron-james-nails-game-winning-three-as-heat-top-warriors-111-110-video/
LeBron James celebrates after draining a clutch shot.
Photo by Darren Griffin
http://stupiddope.com/2014/02/13/lebron-james-nails-game-winning-three-as-heat-top-warriors-111-110-video/

Even without LeBron James, the Miami Heat pulled off the win against the Chicago Bulls. Other players stepped up their game and it ended up being a complete team effort. Greg Oden, a former 1st pick, had his first NBA start in a long time. He has been having constant knee troubles but was able to pull off 5 points and 5 rebounds in 13 minutes. Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh also stepped up their game. Dwayne Wade finished with  23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Chris Bosh added 28 points and 10 rebounds.

LeBron James holding up the mvp trophy. Photo by Mike Erhmann  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/lebron-james-miami-heat-win-nba-championship-rout-oklahoma-city-thunder-121-106-game-5-article-1.1100354
LeBron James holding up the mvp trophy.
Photo by Mike Erhmann
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/lebron-james-miami-heat-win-nba-championship-rout-oklahoma-city-thunder-121-106-game-5-article-1.1100354

The Miami Heat have a ton a talent on their team and they proved that they could still pull  of some wins even without the one of the all time greats on their side. LeBron James can do it all. His size enables him to drive to the basket and go though tons of contact to get the points. His outside shooting has been improving over the last couple years and he court vision and passing is incredible. He is a true superstar but it goes to show the basketball is a complete team game as his team is able to win without him.

After suffering a broken nose. LeBron had to watch from the sidelines. Photo by Robert Mayer http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400489707
After suffering a broken nose. LeBron had to watch from the sidelines.
Photo by Robert Mayer
http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400489707

 

 

 

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