That’s because Jesus was a great story-teller. He often used parables to help people understand spiritual truths of eternal value, that outside of personally experiencing them would be hard to understand. A parable, by the way, is a symbolically fictitious narrative of common life conveying a moral adage.
The Lord used something I could understand to get me to understand a very profound truth about what legacy is, and more importantly how legacy is made.
I’m not a super-duper basketball fan but I watch the game and the players. Michael Jordan was my favorite player, and will always remain the greatest to play the game in my book. However, I’m a bit bias, just because that was my guy to watch for so long.
Just like the world watched Kobe, and Staples Center was packed with the cheapest seats going for what I heard was $1000.00. Yes, $1000.00! I remember when the world did the same thing for MJ, without social media.
I totally think Kobe has built a lasting legacy and will go down in basketball history as a legend.
On the other hand I don’t think LeBron James ever has, or ever will accomplish that feat. Why? Because Kobe, like Jordan put down roots for better or worse. He did not leave when things got ugly and his team was no longer the winning team. He will always have a key to the city of LA. unless he pulls an O.J… (A story for another time.) I’m praying for him and Tiger Woods….
I don’t know all the politics around why LeBron did what he did or why Kobe stayed, (though I know some details and any real sports fan can challenge me) but after the dust settles that’s not what’s important. The fact that Kobe stayed will afford him a harvest that keeps producing.
Though LeBron is an exactly player, he forfeited his legacy for fame in the game. The thing is, fame last but for a moment, but legacy for a lifetime and beyond.