LeBron James Is The Best NBA Player Of All Time And It Is Time To Accept It

LeBron James Is The Best NBA Player Of All Time And It Is Time To Accept It

It is time to recognize the King as truly the G.O.A.T.
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After becoming the youngest player in NBA history to reach 29,000 career points on November 3rd against the Washington Wizards, numerous sport analysts and NBA fanatics began to question the legitimacy of his legacy. 29,000 points is not too shabby for the 6' 8", 270 pound freight train that is LeBron James, but this statistic is only a fraction of his already historic career.

With three NBA championships and most valuable player in all three of those finals appearances, four regular season MVP awards, a thirteen-time All Star, and countless more accolades, James has solidified himself on the Mount Rushmore of basketball, commonly understood and accepted by any reasonable analyst. But why stop there? In his 15th season in the league, it is time to give credit where credit is due and accept that LeBron James is the best player that the game of basketball has ever witnessed.

I hear the counterarguments already. But Michael Jordan went to six finals and won all six while never having to go to a game seven. Can LeBron say the same?! Yes, these are facts and remain intact for Michael Jordan's legacy. Undefeated in six NBA finals is a statistic that LeBron can never achieve. He has been defeated twice by the Golden State Warriors -- once under the MVP Stephen Curry and another after the league crippling move by Kevin Durant.

He also lost in 2014 to a well coached, polished Spurs team and in 2011 to the Dallas Mavericks (my team of preference so I can only be so upset) which many believed ended all talk of LeBron being considered the GOAT. He also lost in 2007 to the Spurs as well but, c'mon, we can all agree that had LeBron not been the best player of all time, that team wouldn't have even imagined playing a single playoff game.

But do rings help solidify the argument of Greatest of All Time? Wouldn't the title, in this case, have to be handed over to Bill Russell, the man who would have to use one of his toes in order to wear all of his rings?

Do we take into account the level of competition during the different eras? Yes, the Mavericks series would easily be an exception to this argument, but did Michael Jordan ever have to face any team with the firepower that is the Golden State Warriors?

Importantly, did Michael Jordan take numerous teams to the NBA finals while doing it seven (and most likely to be eight) years in a row? No.

This is the point where I would like to bring up numbers and statistics as well. After 15 seasons in the league (Michael only played 15 seasons) these are the number: Jordan averaged 30.1 ppg while James has so far averaged 27.2, James has averaged 7.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists where Michael only averaged 6.2 and 5.3, while Jordan has a slight advantage in steals per game and twenty more 50 point games, LeBron James doubles Michael Jordan in triple doubles with 56 and also has a higher regular season win percentage.

To continue with the statistics, LeBron currently has a higher field goal and three-point percentage as well as a higher box score plus minus (score while in versus out of the game).

And he's not even done.

LeBron James has remained in his prime for thirteen years while never sustaining any severe injuries also making him one of the most durable players of all time. Over the next four or five years to come, it is commonly believed by most that LBJ will have scored the most points in NBA history and dish out enough assists to make him at least in the top five all-time in that category as well.

When discussing legacy, longevity matters and LeBron has managed to remain in the peak of his career longer and stronger than any player in the history of the sport. In his fifteenth season and in the same game that LeBron reached 29,000 career points, LBJ put up 57 points with 11 rebounds and 7 assists. In his fifteenth season.

No player has averaged more than twenty-five points in more than eleven seasons in a row, and LeBron James has done it thirteen times. He can guard all five positions and can even play all five positions (demonstrated by his position at point guard on October 25th).

The question at hand is this: if the existence of the universe relied on one game 1v1 against some extraterrestrial entity with all of humanity on the line, who would be the obvious choice.

LeBron James.

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything
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They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.


Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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From The Girl Who Kept Getting Denied Internships, Keep On Trying

"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." - Richard Branson

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The idea of applying to graduate school or applying to a job in your intended field after college is a daunting experience. In an applicant pool of thousands of other students who majored in the same exact thing as you, how do you set yourself apart from everyone else?

The skills and knowledge you learn in a classroom setting can only help you so much unless you actually apply everything you have learned outside of the classroom. Clubs and organizations are a great way to find groups of individuals who are seeking the same experiences you are, but the most supplemental way to make the best out of everything you have learned and stand out as an applicant is to get an internship.

Internships are honestly a part of the college experience, and having an amazing internship can change your life for the better in ways you never would have imagined possible. An internship can open more doors for opportunities related in your desired field, you can network among individuals who can mentor and guide you, and sometimes, you meet people who will be a part of your life for a really long time.

I am going to be blunt here, the process of securing a great internship can be difficult at times; it can especially be more difficult if you have zero experience correlating in that field. Take it from someone who changed their major from the different side of the spectrum—biology to English—and the only professional experience I had was being a co-manager at a retail store.

I cannot begin to tell you how many internships I applied to in content creating, editing, or research opportunities, only to be flat our rejected or never even hear back from. My favorite rejection e-mail was from a publishing agency questioning why I even bothered to apply with the little experience I had and commented plentiful on the science courses I had taken, practically mocking me. I am not being dramatic when I say for an entire two semesters—summer and fall—that I applied over and over again only to be continuously rejected as my peers were securing some of the coolest internships locally and out-of-state.

It is exhausting to constantly feel defeated every time you receive an e-mail along the lines of "Thank you for applying to our company for this desired internship position. Unfortunately, …" You put out the best version of yourself and it's hard not taking it personally. Despite all the rejection emails you might receive, no matter how defeated you may feel, I can promise you that eventually, someone is going to look at your application and really see the potential you possess and take that opportunity to hire you onto their team.

For every rejection e-mail I received, I kept telling myself "this is a blessing in disguise." I will admit, there were periods of time that got the best of me and I stopped applying as frequently as I usually did, but I never genuinely stopped applying. After two semesters of continuously applying, I finally received a paid internship that was willing to work alongside my school schedule, and this opportunity was better than any other internship I applied for in the past combined. Someone finally took a chance with me and all the months of rejections leading up to this point were worth it.

My advice?

1. Apply as early as internships allow you.

The earlier you apply, the faster you will hear a response.

2. Apply to positions even if you're under-qualified.

Take a chance and never settle. Sometimes, companies are willing to train you even if you don't meet all the credentials they're looking for!

3. Connect unrelated experiences.

If you're like me and you have absolutely zero experience in a field you're applying to, try making connections with things you have experience with. For example, for my biology courses, I would say in interviews for internships in content creating that I have the ability to create different content on various topics and that I was very detail-oriented.

4. Apply to many internships.

Don't just apply to one and hope for the best. Apply to as many opportunities you come across because someone is bound to call you back eventually.

5. Sell yourself in your interview.

Show them the best version of yourself and what you can bring to the company. Not every company is going to be the best fit for you, but this is your time humbly brag about all the hard work you have done so own it.


The process for applying to internships can be bittersweet, but I never gave up and you shouldn't either.

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