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LeBron James believes his unparalleled talents are ‘taken for granted’

LeBron James believes being such a consistently outstanding player in the NBA has resulted in people taking his abilities for granted.

The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar without question is the best basketball player on the planet, in this era and arguably of all-time given his unique combination of size, speed and strength, not to mention an unparalleled pedigree. James, after all, is a 13-time All-Star, a four-time NBA MVP and a three-time NBA champion who has appeared in the NBA Finals for seven consecutive years.

So, how can a player who receives endless accolades and awards get underappreciated?

“I think people have just grown accustomed of what I do and it gets taken for granted at times what I do because I do it so often and it’s been a constant thing for so long,” James told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, via Dime Mag. “It’s like, ‘Oh, that’s what LeBron’s supposed to do.’ It looks easy, but it’s not.”

James arguably makes some good points. NBA fans expect him to be in the Finals, perhaps even win it, every year regardless of circumstances and despite any obstacles that may stand in his way.

And the scary thought for the rest of the league is how James seems to actually thrive under that pressure, leading up to and including this season, a campaign where he’s sparked a 12-game winning streak for the Cavaliers despite the team being undermanned and stumbling out of the gate.

Taken for granted? Perhaps not. Underappreciated? Maybe so.