King James Outgrows His Crown

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LeBron James refuses to let the killer instinct cage him and ruin his relationships with teammates and family. Yes, he wants to win. Yes, he's willing to work hard to make it happen. However, his perspective clearly includes the help, opinion, and existence of others.

That's a distinctly non-royal prerogative by the former King James.


Worth the Distraction?

War Production Co-Ordinating Committee poster from World War II

In particular, at what point does talent outweigh distraction? And when should a "distraction" be perceived as distraction?

By nature, whenever I confront a current-day issue, I instantly think back to previous events that help shed light on the situation. So, it may surprise you that The Onion provides the best summation of American society's general attitude toward talent and distraction.