Yet, there's no risk in terms of the strategy. Forbes reports that LeBron is the highest-ranked athlete in the world and 23rd overall in terms of his "web rank," meaning he's ahead of Tiger, David Beckham, Kobe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and, for that matter, Tom Cruise and Reese Witherspoon. Forbes ranks LeBron 15th in celebrity power, behind people like Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Justin Bieber, but ahead of every athlete except Tiger.
O'Neal was particularly dominant coming off extended rest at the start of each series: In four Game 1s, he averaged 41.8 points per game on 60.7 percent shooting. But O'Neal left something for the clinchers, too. He had 32 points and 18 rebounds in the deciding Game 5 in the opening round against Sacramento. Though O'Neal's overall stat line (18 points, nine boards) from Game nike air max 1 uk cheap 7 against Portland was pedestrian, he came up with half of those points during the 28-7 run that brought the Lakers back from a 15-point deficit. And O'Neal clinched his first ring with a 41-point outing in Game 6 against the Indiana Pacers -- his third 40-point game of the NBA Finals.
While the highest-scoring of Jordan's six championship runs didn't nike air max 90 cheap produce the kind of iconic memories as other years, it was plenty productive. Despite the growth in his supporting cast, Jordan used 38 percent of Chicago's plays during the postseason, the highest figure of any player ever to win a championship. (In fact, until Carmelo Anthony produced a 38.3 percent usage rate this year, it was the most of any player in multiple series.) Yet Jordan maintained his efficiency by making a career-high 28 3-pointers at nearly a 40 percent clip.