We remember the truly great athletes.
They’re the ones who capture championships and set records. They usually find a way to lead their teams to victory.
Usually they aren’t fully appreciated until after they retire. Their accomplishments stay with us in the record
books. We remember watching them in their prime.
I remember seeing Willie Mays play for the San Francisco Giants in one of their games against my hometown Philadelphia Phillies at the old Connie Mack Stadium when I was a kid. I remember watching Michael Jordan win championships with the Chicago Bulls. I saw him play minor league baseball for the Birmingham Barons before he returned to basketball glory.
Today we have LeBron James, who we’ll always remember as one of the greatest if not the GOAT. He’s still in his basketball prime.
The great ones don’t come along often.