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Today: The most highly sought after High School player in the last twenty years shows off on National TV.
First off, Carmelo Anthony is not in this game. Why? He’s currently playing at Syracuse. It’s such a tease to have him in the thumbnail for this video. The Irish aren’t even wearing green jerseys. This isn’t the worst lie I’ve been told in 2020, but it still hurts.
I would have loved to see Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James go at it as high schoolers.
This game isn’t particularly insane, but it should give you a good reminder of just how dominant LeBron was in High School. Oak Hill is the third-best team in the country, and LeBron dominates them to the final buzzer. It’s foolish.
However, the best thing I found in this video came from the comments section, and I’d like to share it with you. This comment from “B. Kawhi-it”, which is an unquestionably incredible username was written in 2016, right after LeBron brought back a ring to Ohio. The comment reads:
“Wow! 14 years later, this most talked-about high school kid gets his 3rd ring making history leading his team to be the only NBA team to come back from being down 3-1 in the NBA Finals to win a championship playing against a #1 team that had the best NBA regular season record in history. The road came with obstacles, controversy, [constant] hating, [constant] pressure on him to deliver when it counted the most. Taking the high road through the most difficult times of persecution, and persevering has led him to his reward. The most talked-about and best high school player in his time has now indisputably become the most talked-about best player in the NBA. What a story!”
What a story indeed.
- / 12 months ago
To me, Rachel Nichols is the personification of posting a black square on Instagram.