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Why Lebron Isn’t Who We Thought He Was


I have nothing bad to say about Lebron’s decision to take his god-like build and basketball talent to South Beach to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.  That’s where anyone with more than one brain cell would go if they wanted to win championships.  In fact on Lebron’s part, I think it was the best decision he could have made.  It makes about as much sense as marrying a rich supermodel, which is exactly what this move was about.  By the way Cleveland fans, I know it sucks, but talk to a Cubs fan before you start burning jerseys in anger.  I mean for God’s sake.  Finally, Lebron has proven to his fans that he is dedicated to winning, and ironically left most of his fans in the process.  There is no arguing that he isn’t one of the best players in the past 20 years, and I’m not going to take anything away from his talent in this article.  But he has also shown the public another side of him, one that we always kind of thought was there but were never quite sure.

Lebron James is an ego-maniac.  It’s not surprising.  He’s a professional athlete, and has had his picture on the sides of buildings.  He’s had people in his ear telling him how big his wiener is and why no one will ever have as big of one as him.  The one thing they say will make his wiener even bigger is winning championships, so he figures he should probably do that.

I guess I should change my religious views on Facebook to Lebron James

The problem I have with Lebron is that if he didn’t have to win championships to prove that he was better than everyone, he would be content to sit in Cleveland the rest of his career and let a championship fall into his lap, because he’s entitled to it.  He doesn’t care about winning, he cares about his image and legacy.  Contrast that to Kobe Bryant.  I don’t like Kobe as a person, and I don’t even think he’s as good as a lot of people say he is, but the man wants to win.  He doesn’t care what people think of him, he just. wants. wins.

Lebron doesn’t want to win, he wants to be a celebrity.  He wants people to adore him on and off the court, and he wants people following his every move as if he were Carmen Electra in her prime and the rest of the world was a fraternity full of hyper-sexual 20 somethings.  Look at the way he has single-handedly hijacked ESPN for the past week and a half.  He’s turned Sports Center into Lebron Center and Pardon the Interruption into Pardon the Interruption, but you aren’t talking about Lebron…Why aren’t you talking about Lebron?  He KNOWS that this is going on, and he loves it.  Its like he’s getting a full body massage, followed by a money bath, followed by a money shower, followed by a lot of money.

So there’s Alex Rodriguez, who did roids, with the last classy baseball player being Derek Jeter.  There’s Tiger Woods, wait, what did he do again?  There’s Ben Roethlisberger, who had done everything but kill someone, a title held only by Donte’ Stallworth, who is back in the NFL a year after KILLING SOMEONE!  And then there’s the latest super star to be revealed as a closet douche bag:  Lebron James, who would rather be in showbiz than basketball.

Roger Federer, you better not screw this up.

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5 responses

  1. This was a great article, I very much enjoyed the read! Cleveland fans are really unhappy that Lebron chose to go to Miami but I think they are taking this too much to heart. Lebron is a very good player that hasn’t one a championship and feels that he can win one in Miami rather than Cleveland. He doesn’t owe anything to the Cavs because for the most part he played his hardest throughout his time in Cleveland. I have never liked and never will like Lebron but I feel that all the criticism that he is getting is unfair. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I would love to hear your opinion on my thoughts. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/suck-it-up-cleveland/

    July 9, 2010 at 7:12 pm

  2. The whole sordid tale is another big yawn, as we write about here: http://postmanisms.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/super-bowl-vs-dodgeball/

    July 9, 2010 at 7:44 pm

  3. I always thought he was an egotistical jerk.. The biggest problem isn’t that he left Cleveland to be second-best in Miami. It’s HOW he did it. From what I’ve read about Bosh, he’s also very “Hollywood”. So they’re perfect for the Magic City. At least Wade seems to have struck a perfect balance: he loves entertaining, but he plays with the passion to win. Kobe to me isn’t exciting because he’s practically a machine.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/07/09/128406248/whom-do-you-trust-the-octopus-or-the-parakeet?

    July 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    • 2 Guys, 1 Blog

      Well said. If I had to pick one of the three it would be Dwyane Wade hands down. Wade entertains for the fans, and he’s not really a guy to hog attention. Lebron entertains the fans because he wants the attention. If he could do that without winning, he would, and I don’t think Kobe or Wade would.

      July 9, 2010 at 11:48 pm

  4. Ash

    Well I’m from Cleveland. A guy he hangs out with (just regular old Joe) said that Lebron doesn’t like Cleveland because people aren’t all over him like when he goes 2 other cities. I have seen Lebron out on different occasions and its true. People just say what’s up and keep moving. I also thought he probably chose MIA so he could feel more like a celebrity. I was initially upset like most die-hard fans would be but I’m over it. Its his decision and I hope it wasn’t a huge mistake like Barkeley said.

    July 12, 2010 at 11:13 pm

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