Last Thursday night the Miami Heat retained their title as reigning NBA Champs by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in the final game of a best of seven series.  It was a great game.  The game itself was a white-knuckle affair not being decided until the last minute in keeping with the best NBA tradition.  This contest was especially interesting because of the LeBron James sub-plot.  LeBron, greatly despised by much of sportsdom since his untimely defection from the Cleveland Cavaliers and his legions of adoring fans, seeking to find redemption in the hearts of  roundball fans everywhere.  Could he do it?  Would this be the game that turned the tide of hate into forgiveness and possibly even adoration?  [I must mention that my wife, Shirley, in what can only be described as a rare event, became interested in this contest, largely because her heart of compassion wished for LeBron to once again find acceptance “following all the aggrivation he had been through.”]
The following is a link to an article on the LeBron James angle by Mike Wise, a sports columnist for the Washington Post.  Mr. Wise is one of my favorite writers because he is able, IMHO, to do a better job of dealing with character issues (not just scores, statistics and descriptions of sports events) than other writers commenting on the same stories.  This particular article dealing with LeBron James is a good example.  It contains the following LeBron quote:

“For me, I can’t worry what everybody say about me. I’m LeBron James, from Akron, Ohio, from the inner city. I’m not even supposed to be here. That’s enough. Every night I walk into the locker room, I see a number six with ‘James’ on the back, I’m blessed. So whatever people say about me off the court, it don’t matter. I ain’t got no worries.”

LeBron James

LeBron James

The article appeared in The Washington Post on 6/22/13 and was posted by the Washington Post News Service.  This particular link is to MLive.com.  RMF

Click Here for the link.

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

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About ronfurg

Former naval officer, federal investigator, forensic scientist, senior executive service member and pastor. In retirement serves as volunteer and life group leader at New Life Christian Church (www.newlife4me.com). Devoted to beautiful wife, kids and grandkids. Looking forward to the time when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of all and that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
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  1. I think i see what your getting at here Ron… may we all have a faith so bold and unshakable that neither fear,famine, height nor death can separate us from how much we love others and live for the name of Jesus!!

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