Boobie Gibson's "friendly" reaction Lebron's return to Cleveland
Just read this article on ESPN.com and I was a little surprised. Now do you fans still dislike the way Gibson and the rest of the Cavs reacted to James' return? It seems like James was doing most of the taunting rather than the fans or the rest of the Cavs team. It sounds like Lebron was just rubbing it back in his old teammates faces. What do you guys think.
This wasn't supposed to be a homecoming for LeBron, the fans made it a hostile environment but on the court, there were hugs, laughs, and friendly conversation. When LeBron was AT the Cleveland bench, I was in shock. Nobody had the balls to tell him a single word to get out of there. He was basically showing all the fans that he does whatever he wants. I'm glad LeBron did that, so the Cavs can learn and next time they play, hopefully it won't be the same.
I'm upset at how much the Cavaliers did not want to win this game.
Chris Paul said it best back in his early years: "We can be the best of friends off the court, but on Ill slap your momma."
Apparently some of the Cavs players dont have that kind of heart.
Expect Delonte West. Im sure if he still played for the Cavs that wouldnt be a problem for him.... (Im sorry but I have to get at least one tasteless joke out a day)
Classless by LeBron in a way to diss his old teamates. I thought this guy wanted to come off as professional human being that can be admired. Haha hes failed at that so far. But its also still a game. maybe he was just having a little fun messin with some old friends. Also Boobie might have reacted a little harshly. Like a puppy being stepped on.
Since when did Lebron care about being a professional human being? He's repeatedly slapped fans and players in the face. All with a smug grin.
Lebron seems like the most hated guy in the NBA for sure now.
Cavs were relevant for one night being on TNT and put forth a terrible game still.
Hes all about the endorsements and the money making sponserships, if he wants a crapload of those, he better be an admirable human being. I also saw the 60 minutes with Lebron James episode, and when they asked him what he wanted to be known as, and what he wanted to be remember for, he said his professionalism on and off the court, etc..(basically all the right things).
You know, I know you guys don't like Lebron at all, but there really are a lot worse people in the world, and in the NBA for that matter.
What's funny to me is that people look for every excuse to hate him even more. Take this past game for example, I'm pretty confident that no matter how he acted in the game and interracted with his old teammates, you guys would come to the exact same conclusion that he's a classless, awful person.
Personally, I actually don't think he comes off as being all that much of a dick. He seems like a generally nice, well-meaning guy, who has a huge ego, similar to the majority of NBA stars. What's funny though is that I feel like many of you would have said the very same things, even if this incident didn't happen. So really it doesn't matter what he does at this point, you just don't like him.
I've never been fond of Lebron, even before The Decision & the aftermath. It's the small disrespectful things he does here & there. Regardless he's one of the best players of all time, I can respect his game, doesn't mean I have to respect him personally.
I do agree there are a lot of players in the league very similar, however they don't get the publicity he does, they don't have the young fans looking up to them like he does. Kids will mimic his actions on & off the court, and I just don't think it's right.
If LeBron was a reach out to the community, do funny things, love all kinda guy, Id be all for LeBron and be a huge fan. His decisions are just stupid ie: The Decison was a stupid idea. Doing an hour special on where your gonna be playing next year. How arrogent is that. The only guy who can be a dick and get away with it is Sir Charles, possibly my favorite player of all time.
Here's the thing though. What exactly has he done that's so awful off the court, aside from "The Decision," which I agree was stupid. He is reportedly a hard worker. He is by all accounts a doting father. His Miami teammates like him, as did his teammates in Cleveland. Like most NBA players, he gives a good amount of money to charity, even the decision raised 3 Million for the Boy's and Girl's Club.(I personally don't think charity is all that special for a professional athlete, I'd say it's more of an obligation for people with that much money, but it is admirable nonetheless) Lebron doesn't get in trouble off the court and has never had any legal issues or feud's with his teammates that I know of.
Has he acted immature at times? Yes absolutely, but don't we all? It's just that since the decision, all his mistakes have been magnified and blown out of proportion. I don't claim that Lebron is some God, or incredible role model, but at the same time he isn't an awful one either. He is has risen to the top of his sport and through talent and hard work has become one of the best at what he does and a global icon. To me, he just seems like a regular guy, with some good qualities and some bad. But what I don't understand is what he has done to become such an awful role model and worthy of so much distain.
But see there, you just did it PhxSuns6, you are judging his entire character off that one, albiet stupid "decision." Even the decision, which once again, was stupid, raised a bunch of money for charity.
One display of arrogance does not a bad person make.
Im not judging his entire character off of the decision. I do believe that hes not a bad guy.
I never said he was a bad person. His decision making(not talking about the decision here) sometimes is questionable to me. Thats all. Some of the stuff he has done, I just would not have. Even the tatoo, Chosen1, i dont like it. He comes off as if hes the best basketball player on earth (as he very well might be and probably is), and that is okay. He just doesnt respect his oponents. His antics on the bench in Cleveland also said something. Every time his team made a freaking layup or an open jumper or an easy shot, hed get out of his chair and rub it in the Cavs face with his antics. Once again, I respect LeBrons talent, but I think hes very very very rough around the edges maturity wise.
It's just my opinion dude, you don't have to agree. There's a lot of sports players I don't like or agree with their actions, however this post is about Lebron, it's not like I'm singling him out.
I have zero problem with him talking ish to the CAVS. All the old school stars have done it. Most players talk ish nothing new
Quincey is exactly right. But according to some fans, if he talks shit it means he is disrespectful and immature, but if he doesn't than he isn't competitive and has no killer instinct. If you hate someone, you will interpret everything they do negatively.
During his rookie season, when asked if he'd take a spot on the All-Star team if somebody got injured he said, "LeBron James doesn't take seconds."
He talks about himself in the third person frequently
River dances, showboats on the sidelines and celebrates during the regular season... Hasn't backed it up with a title.
Walked off of the floor without congratulating Orlando and then didn't attend the press conference. Mo Williams did instead.
Said #23 should be retired due to it's greatness and that he was switching to #6 (ever heard of Bill Russell and Dr. J)
Flirted with the Knicks for two seasons before his free-agency started
Didn't communicate with his old teammates or team during free-agency. Did the Decision and said he was taking "his talents to South Beach." That's when they found out.
Blamed the negative reaction from it on race.
Said he wasn't having "fun" in Miami and got upset becasue the coach told him to be more serious.
Recently said, he'd continue his greatness in Miami.
LeBron's a great player, but it's not hard to see why people don't like him.
Yeah cuz hes a cocky mofo. One of these days i hope he gets it taken to him by somebody, anybody, to melo his ass out.