He is truly a gifted athlete. He is a man of endless talent and energy. His exploits on the court are well documented. He can shoot the jumper…he can go to the hole…his burst of speed and powerful upper body make him a formidable foe. He is an NBA Champion and could be on the verge of a second accomplishment.
So why do we hate “the King”? Why do we hate the great Lebron James, even bordering on despise?
He’s the one that got away. He’s the one who was going to restore dignity and a winning tradition to “our” team, whichever team you root for. He was going to fill our cases with championship trophies and our minds with images of grand plays and rockin’ stadiums.
Then he “decided” to star in a patently absurd TV event called “THE DECISION”. This “event” was the most pompous, over the top, annoying, self aggrandizing spectacle in the history of silly pop culture moments. Really? A TV show to announce where his highness was going to play NBA basketball? Wait…no cure for cancer? I think many of us were embarrassed for him.
Then if you are a Knick fan, he made a decision that rankled us to the core. He chose to follow that weasel Pat Riley and go to Miami. Eeeesh. Miami? The Miami Heat did not need Lebron James. They had already been to the mountain with star Dwayne Wade. Wouldn’t it have beeen more fitting for “The King” to go somewhere new and resurrect an ailing franchise by the sheer power of his talent and persona? You know…like Michael did in Chicago. He wimped out by going somewhere where he didn’t have to shoulder the load all by his lonesome. He went to a team that had an established super star who did it by himself. He seemed to diminish his own standing by making this dubious choice. Miami? He could have owned New York! He would be displaying his abilities in the biggest media market in the world, in front of ravenous, long deprived Knick fans. The payday would have been astronomical. He couldn’t stand the heat, so he opted to play for them instead.
So why do we hate Lebron so much? because he left us at the altar, which dreams of NBA dynasties dancing in our heads,
- Alright LeBron, we need to talk. (trytostaywithme.wordpress.com)