Originally posted by IWASATTHECATCH:Originally posted by sacniner:Originally posted by LA9erFan:Originally posted by sacniner:
I like how he takes shots at MJ and Barkley. Lebron is self indulgent, and the way he left CLE was wrong, but he caught too much flak for leaving. He doesn't owe CLE anything. It's funny how CLE supposedly loved him, but right when he left they despise him. He is a ball player, that's the only reason they liked him. He doesn't owe them.
Even if he didn't give up in the playoffs, or do that idiotic segment on ESPN, CLE would hate him for leaving. MJ is turning into a bitter old man. Talk about self indulgent, MJ was probably worse than Lebron. It pains me to say that because he is a legend. And Barkley turned on Bron, but he pulled a similar move when he went to HOU with Clyde and Hakeem.
This commercial is cool because he isn't hiding from all the criticism. He is taking it head on which is interesting.
And Barkley was 32 years old when he left to play with a 33 year old Drexler and a 32 year old Olajuwon. It's different than LeBron being 26 and joining Wade (28) and Bosh (26).
BTW, Jordan was always a bitter guy. He just had Nike and Gatorade making really sweet commercials for him. Kinda like this one.
How? This commercial is going at a lot of people who criticized him. It's the basis of the commercial. Do you see it a different way?
Of course Barkley's move wasn't exactly like Lebron, but it's similar. The way he came out and said Lebron can never be in the conversation of being great is ridiculous. It's somewhat hypocritical because he did join forces with those guys. They might not have been in their prime, but they joined forces with the hope of winning a ring like the guys in MIA.
As far as the Jordan thing, he never received backlash for being an a55hole. He is starting to a little now, but like you said he was packaged up for the public in an entire different way. He would never make a commercial like this. Way too polished and worried about his image, selling shoes, etc. He doesn't give a s*it about anything else. Gatorade never made a commercial like this for him. It was always a happy commercial with a cute song.
How? Were you watching hoops when Barkley played in Philly, or even Phoenix? He was traded both times- Philly-to-Phx & Phx-to-Houston. LeBron torched his home town/state/team/owner/fans in an "all-about-me" spectacle. Sh!t's not even in the same ballpark. Barkley was an all-star, LeBron inked his shoulders with "Chosen1," then scurried for help when he fell short after quitting in a few playoff games just cuz a teammate wanted to pump him mom full of "little Delonte's".
Yeah, I watched him back then. He demanded a trade out of PHO. And he wanted to go to a title contender. He wasn't an innocent bystander that got dealt suddenly. I've already stated that the way Lebron left was stupid. Horrible move. I think he realizes that now. Scurried for help? I'm not sure about that. He wanted out of Cleveland. It's a s*itty town and that team will always be sh*itty. I know it's close to his hometown, and that's a cute story, but who cares. He doesn't owe them anything. He made that franchise relevant again. MIA is an awesome situation for him and the NBA. I don't love that team, but I can see why he wanted to go there.
The only mistake he made, and it was huge, was the stupid spectacle on ESPN.