The NBA needs a new face

I am done with LeBron James.  I have never been much of a fan of LeBron and when he signed a lifetime deal with Nike it was the final straw for me.  I have nothing against the guy, he is an outstanding athlete but his personality drives me crazy.  LeBron James is the definition of a primadonna.

pri·ma don·na
  1. a very temperamental person with an inflated view of their own talent or importance.

Don’t get me wrong there are probably hundreds of other pro athletes that fit this definition but LeBron takes the cake.  This man-child has no education and has strictly used his athletic ability to make him millions of dollars yet he acts like someone who has passed the BAR exam in all 50 states or graduated from an Ivy League school with 5 degrees.  LeBron feels like he is a God which could not be further from the truth.  A God would not be full of themselves.  A God would understand what morals to have to be a role model.  A God would know their role and act within that role.  It’s embarrassing to watch the media’s fascination with LeBron.

There is nothing wrong with using your athletic ability to get you where you want to be in life but at least act genuine.  If you look at LeBron’s body language during interviews and even during the games you can see that he seeks attention and when he doe not get attention he becomes upset.  LeBron has the ego of the prettiest girl in the 7th grade. LeBron is an egomaniac. I my mind he will never be one of the greatest NBA players of all time because he does not have the right mindset when it comes to basketball.  Basketball is a team game.  Ego’s need to be checked if a team wants to succeed. Yes, I know LeBron has won 3 titles but in my honest opinion he did not win them as part of a team.  Sure there were 4 other guys out on the court with him that helped get him in position to win a title but I never once thought that he considered his teammates actual teammates.  I think that LeBron thought of his teammates as lesser people.  I believe that by manipulating coaches, GM’s and players, LeBron was able to find a team and teammates and coaches, an organization that would be okay kissing his feet night in and night out.  It’s a shame that LeBron is the face of the NBA.  More and more people seem to be fascinated by a single person who towers above his or her competition.  What I have to say to those people is go become a fan of a none team sport like the UFC or track and field or bowling.


The point I want to make is that LeBron James in not a king but a mere court jester.  He entertains to make himself feel better, he has a place in society, but he will never be able to lead.

I am ashamed of what some of the most talented basketball players have become on and off the court.

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