4 Reasons Why LeBron James Will Always Be Unlucky

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Source: Keith Allison, Flickr

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Unlucky is not a word that’s often associated with Miami Heat forward and reigning NBA MVP LeBron James. James, as one of the 450-odd professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association, has more or less won the lottery in terms of genetics and physicality. Then, of course, there’s the fact that he’s arguably the best player in the NBA, and then there’s the fact that basketball is probably the most athletically awesome sport that’s featured on available television channels. LeBron James has pretty much all of it going for him.

He said as much at the end of last season when he won his second consecutive Finals MVP Award. “I’m from the inner city, I’m not even supposed to be here,” he told ESPN’s Doris Burke at the conclusion of the series. He’s right — statistically and socioeconomically speaking. LeBron James is, in many ways, an unmitigated, untouchable success.

There are, however, some things that LeBron James has to deal with that seem extraordinarily awful in terms of bad timing and sheer misfortune, as far as his existence as an NBA player and public figure in 2014. Here’s four reasons why, in the right kind of light, LeBron James is nothing if not unlucky.

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