When a king praises someone you tend to stand up and take notice. In the ancient world that praise usually would come with the individual being knighted but in today’s day and age it comes along with a tweet and a cell phone picture.
Case in point, when King James decides to praise on one of the newest members of the Suns, Eric Bledsoe, he turns to his legions of followers, on social media, to spread the message.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 10, 2013
We’re listening, LeBron, and we hope you are completely correct in your talent evaluation. The fact that you agree with General Manager Ryan McDonough’s assessment means there is safety in numbers. That, and your praise makes it clear that Bledsoe’s nickname “Mini LeBron” has your stamp of approval.
Maybe it is history repeating itself. Two decades ago the Suns acquired a player who wore red and blue for his first team and happened to be friends with the best player in the game. He turned out to be pretty good in Phoenix. We’ll have to wait and see what Bledsoe does, but he does have the approval of the King. That has to mean something.