The world of sports is a world of a wide variety. We watch so many types of sports on television and each sport is different from the other. Yet in this world of diversity, there is one thing common to all sports: the presence of star sports personalities. We can hardly name a sport that has no star personalities. For example, in football, we have the likes of Messi and Ronaldo. Basketball, therefore, shows no exception to this general trend. In modern-day basketball, LeBron James has overshadowed all other players and has emerged as the sport’s greatest superstar.
His stature has become so great that basketball has become almost synonymous with James. Recently in The Shop: Uninterrupted, James named his dream teammates. This list of his dream teammates has raised many eyebrows. To watch the episode click the link given below:
LeBron James’ Dream Teammates
In his 19 years long sports career, James has played with near about 200 different teammates. Lebron James’ dream teammates also included some of the greatest players of their respective generations. He has also shared the pitch with Shaquille O’Neal for two years at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Together they played in 53 games during the 2009-10 season. Even Ben Wallace had been his teammate during his first stint with the Cavaliers.
James has also shared the dressing room with the Hall of Famers like Ray Allen and Chris Bosh. Apart from these Hall of Famers James has also teamed up with the greats like Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, and Carmelo Anthony. He has even played alongside Kobe Bryant in the Olympics.
James’s love for Kobe and Michael Jordan is not unknown to anyone. Therefore it was expected that his dream teammates will include them. He lived up to the expectation. But surprisingly, these two names were preceded by two other names.
A look into Kobe’s dream team
In a recent episode of the YouTube show, The Shop: Uninterrupted, James named his dream teammates. On being asked about his dream teammate, James instantly added the name of his son, Bronny. In fact, James has repeatedly stated that he will play his last game alongside Bronny. James further named Steph Curry, on being asked to name a current player. He then went on to name his all-time dream teammates.
He began his dream team with Scott Pippen, the Chicago Bulls superstar. Here it is interesting to mention the fact that Michael Jordan was also a Chicago Bulls superstar. But James chose Pippen over Jordan. He then named Penny Hardaway and Scottie as his choices. To everyone’s surprise, he mentioned Kobe Bryant only briefly.
Explaining his choices, James said that he sees himself in Scottie and Penny. This led him to choose them over Bryant and Jordan. His argument seems logical. We generally connect well with those who are like us. Therefore, there is nothing behind James’s choice of his dream teammates.
In a recent episode of The Shop: Uninterrupted, LeBron James was asked to name his dream teammate. Given his admiration for Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, the fans expected him to pick them as his dream teammates. But James chose to walk on a different path this time. He named Penny Hardaway and Scott Pippen. This has created a ripple among the fans.
However, James explained his choice by claiming that he sees himself in Penny and Scott. That is what led him to make such choices. This argument makes perfect sense. However, haters will always find ways to complicate things and come up with new gossip.