The conversation has been on a variety of topics, Mount Rushmore, 5 championships, the greatest player of all time…..you’ve heard the pundants and the experts name the greatest NBA players and the conversation over the last few days has been interesting. My opinion is that LeBron James is without a doubt the greatest basketball player of all time, even exceeding the exploits of one Michael Jordan. I know that is crossing the line, but I believe the time in which an NBA player actually played has a tremendous impact in determining who is in fact the greatest NBA player of all time. LeBron James has done it all and I believe that the measure of a basketball player cannot be dictated by how many NBA titles said player actually won. There are two many factors involved in determining the greatest NBA player of all time and the way the modern game is played and administrated has an impact as well. First of all the game has changed, today’s players are certainly more stronger and athletic today vs 10, 20 or even 30 years ago. In my opinion there has never been a player with the strength, endurance, basketball IQ, and bravery as LeBron James. James won two NBA championships in Miami and I would venture to say he would have probably won at least three more had he elected to stay in Miami. It took per guts to leave Miami and to go back to Cleveland. The conversation changed when LeBron opted to return home to Cleveland. Suddenly it is not about the greatest clutch shooter, it is not about how many NBA titles Michael Jordan delivered or How many titles LeBron James delivered. The conversation is suddenly about how much better did LeBron James make the players around him….. Jordan was not an expert at making players around him better. He was simply interested in securing the wins in NBA title games. Jordan had endurance, however he was not interested in getting stronger, he was more interested in securing NBA titles. Nothing is wrong with that. However, I have never seen a player with the physical skills set attention to detail and the ability to make each and every player the best they can be, Jordan did not have that skill set, LeBron James does. James can score, he can rebound, he can run the floor and he could probably play all 5 positions on the basketball floor, Michael Jordan could not do this. What makes LeBron James so good, he is a student of the game, knows every play ahead of time and knows where his teammates are in at any given time. What he has put together in Cleveland is remarkable. LeBron James molded and shaped this team. Jordon never had this much influence, LeBron James is the greatest basketball player and the greatest facilitator, personnel administrator and teammate that anyone would want if they want to get better as basketball players. For these reasons LeBron James will go down as the greatest NBA player of all time, That is how good he is. ,
A Sunday Moment
You know God has a way of speaking to you through His Son Jesus Christ. It's Powerful!!! When you're sick Jesus Knows! When you need a friend Jesus Knows! When you're on your last leg…..Guess What? Jesus Knows! When you need Devine Healing Guess What? Jesus Heals you! When you need a Friend, You got a friend, Oh what a Friend we have in Jesus! When you need comfort, Jesus Knows! Even right here right now, If you have a need, I'm here to tell you Jesus Knows!
You need a battle fought at work, Jesus knows! Get down on your knees right now and bless the Lord and our Lord Savior Jesus Christ and I guarantee you he will rescue you from your circumstance. Do You Know Him? If Not introduce yourself to Him Right Here, Right Now. Asked Him to come into your life for eternity, right Here, Right Now! Know Him and He will KNOW YOU! He Knows, and don't forget this….By His Stripes (39 stripes He received) we are healed!
God is Good and Jesus is LORD!
Tim Tebow did it again going 4-1 as the replenished starter of the Denver Broncos. How is he doing it? He is playing throw back football, running option plays, running plays from the line of scrimmage, in which he is the primary ball carrier, and yes, by the way, throws a pass now and then. That is Tim Tebow. But ironically Tebow is more than that. Tebow, loves the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. How God is using Tim Tebow, we cannot say? Is God using him as a platform? It appears so. Yes the wins are great, but the gift that God gave Tebow to play football, is a platform to spread His word.
This is not a new thing. Jesus Christ said in what amounted to His final visible speech on earth to “Go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and The Holy Ghost.” Matthew 28: 19. That is the charge that we all have. Tim Tebow, took up that cross and continues to follow God’s instruction. Tim Tebow’s platform is football. He has used this platform for the Lord. So it is not a coincidence that Tim Tebow is doing what he is doing, but rather a revelation of Gods word.
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. – James 4:7
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. – Proberbs 14:30
From the Christian Post
Before his second professional season has even begun, naysayers are questioning his confidence that relies on his Christian beliefs.
CBSSports.com national columnist Gregg Doyel recently analyzed Tebow’s interview with Denver Post and said the way he equated his love for God in heaven with tangible rewards on earth amounted to blasphemy. The interview was prompted by reports that Tebow might not begin the season as Denver’s starting quarterback.
Doyel’s analysis angered Tebow’s fans. “Dude, your article bothers me. You know dang well that you painted Tebow as a religious nut-job,” complained one Daniel Liebman. Doyel Friday responded to what he described as “hate mails” from “Tebow fanatics.”
“I didn’t paint him as a religious nut-job. Tebow’s the one holding the brush. I just hung his art on the wall and asked you folks to take a look,” the columnist said.
“Your article on Christian faith is extremely offensive,” wrote another fan, Chance Jones. “I have forwarded my thoughts to many individuals at CBS Sports and will no longer be a customer.” Doyel listed the responses sent by Tebow’s fans followed by a statement defending his analysis.
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While Tebow is not known to have responded to criticism, he posted “Joshua 1:19” on his Facebook page Friday. The verse, which reads, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go,” alluded to the charge.
Debi Albritton, a fan commented, saying, “Your faith and your continued show of faith even against all the naysayers is a testament to all Christians. May God bless you and continue to strengthen you against all the adversity you receive!”
Doyel’s article juxtaposed views that suggest “Tebow will never be a good NFL quarterback,” with his confidence in God for his success. “He doesn’t believe it. Which is fine… But check out the reason why he doesn’t believe it,” the sports columnist continued.
Then Doyel quoted Tebow as saying, “Others who say I won’t make it are wrong. They don’t know what I’m capable of and what’s inside me. My family and my friends have been bothered by what’s gone on, and I tell them to pay no attention to it. I’m relying as always on my faith.”
“He’ll make it in this league – for the Bible tells him so,” Doyel remarked. “From the outside it looks like Tebow equates his love for God in heaven with tangible rewards here on earth. And that’s more than wrong. It’s blasphemy.” However, Doyel claimed he had nothing against Tebow or his God and that he considered him the nicest person he had ever met.
Collin Hansen, editorial director of The Gospel Coalition, in a blog Friday, commented on the controversy involving Doyel and Tebow.
“I’m not sure if Doyel knows what blasphemy is, or the seriousness of the charge he’s leveling against Tebow,” Hansen commented. “Tebow could be saying he relies on his faith to withstand criticism and pressure, not that he finds assurance in his future as a starting quarterback because God loves him.”
However, Doyel agrees Tebow’s life has been “grandiose.”
“He was the best high school player in America. The best college player in America, and one of the most accomplished players – one Heisman, two national titles – in history. A first-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2010.”
At college in Florida, Tebow frequently wore biblical verses on his eye black. In the 2009 Bowl Championship Series, he wore “John 3:16” on his eye paint, reportedly causing 92 million people to search the verse on Google. Later, Tebow switched to “Proverbs 3:5-6,” again causing 3.43 million searches of the verse together with “Tim Tebow.
To Be accountable
To Not Veer to the Left or Right
To Renew My Mind
To know that a Door will open
To Know I have been Hard Pressed, Struck Down, But Not Destroyed,
To Know My Refuge and Strength
To Know that I Can Live Forever
To Know Jesus
Yes, That’s The Way I Roll