Originally posted by RishikeshA:
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
There is nothing wrong with LeBron . He has a pack mentality. He grew up with people helping him because his mom was not always perfect. He had his friends fathers as his fathers so he feels he owes people because they helped him. This is why he chooses to keep his friends involved in his life and he went to Miami to play with his friends and he keeps his teammates involved in his games. He plays for his teammate and himself and this unselfishness is born of the generosity bestowed upon him by others. Did you see the anguish on his face with the decision? He didn't want to let Cleveland down but he had to leave to grow up. It is time for his detractors to do so too
Everything you say has validity and even though I was rooting for the Spurs it was awesome to see a talent such as his put a team on their back. The negative feelings toward LeBron go back to "The Decision", just bad PR. If he had made his choice like the unselfish way he plays ball he would be held in a brighter light.
This is very true as his Q score dropped significantly following that debacle. The absolute worst advice he could have taken was to do that show. It didn't hurt that he could not win in Cleveland and pouted when they lost in the playoffs. Also, I believe that there was a sentiment amongst the owners and people at the very top of the basketball world that resented that these 3 young guys ignored the dangling carrot of the money used to control them and defied convention to take matters into their own hands to form a super team. This act further signified that this is a player's league and not just an owner's league and that was unsettling for some. Once the media said that Lebron was a villain then it caught on like wildfire despite the fact that Lebron was never a criminal, a bad teammate or anything other than a sore loser. Now he is the antihero and he must get used to this