I can't stand LeBron James
but damn, the man can ball...
He was playing unbelievable today
He was unbelievable but some of his actions to me just seem like he is really exaggerating. For example, in between his free throws at the end of the 4th, the camera pans to him and he is out of control screaming looking like a mad man? To me that just seems like hamming it up for the camera. I respect the hell out of Lebron's game but sometimes he just rubs me the wrong way.
He was telling Bosh to get back on the defensive end but it was so loud that Bosh couldn't hear him...
That's why Wade was in the rebounding position on his second free throw and Bosh was back on defense when Ginobili tried to push it after the make.
His temper tantrums are one of the least professional things I've seen on the court, and he's the best player in the league. Ridiculous that he lowers himself to that garbage.
Am I seeing things? So 3 people think it's okay to stomp around and flail your arms at half of the calls that don't go your way?
Adversity does not build character, it reveals it. You don't have to like everything about Lebron, but if you're a true basketball fan you have to recognize his greatness. Skip Bayless should be unemployed as of tomorrow.
Saying you can't stand Lebron is getting old. His "Decision" was a really bad night. And he does complain about calls a bit much. But as superstar professional athletes go, he seems like a nice guy and he plays a great game with total commitment on both ends of the court. There really is no justification to hate this guy.
He ain't got no worries!
I've always thought he is a nice guy and my dislike for him goes much much further back than the decision. I really feel like he quit against the Magic and the Celtics his two last seasons with the Cavs. He's always had a prima donna sense of entitlement (although that has admittedly been diminished a little over the last three years). He is one of the worst floppers and whiners in the league. But he is without a doubt the best player in the world, a nice guy, and a good teammate.
Temper tantrums. Indeed. I think LeBron James represses his emotions some... because when they come out... yuck.
"I really feel like he quit against the Magic..."
You do realize that he had one of the greatest playoff series of all time against the Magic?
You think Lebron has temper tantrums? Did any of you watch Michael Jordan? Or better yet read some of the stories his teammates have told about his temper? Jordan was one of the hardest teammates to play with. Bill Cartwright had to pull him to the side and tell him he would break both of his legs if he ever screamed at him and embarrassed him in front of his teammates again. He punched Will Perdue in the face during practice. Jordan had his coach fired. The greatest players walk on the edge because they are trying to get the most out of themselves and their teammates and anger is one of the emotions that comes out of that fire within.
Babies have no control over their environment so they throw a fit. Hence temper tantrums. Adults can choose how to use their emotions... constructively or destructively... IMO LeBron James' drama doesn't help.
LeBron will be hated until another player comes around to be hated on.
Bird/Magic were hated until Jordan, Jordan was hated until he retired which led to Iverson/Shaq to be hated, Kobe then became the most hated and now it's LeBron's turn.
It happens. People hate on greatness.
Great point. I only really appreciated Jordan at the end of his career. I hated him for a long time because he destroyed my Pistons. However, I love basketball so much and players like MJ and Lebron are so rare. I just hope the hate doesn't blind people from the enjoyment of watching the pure artistry that these type of players bring to the game.
But you see.. I would hate LeBron James in person. What I hate about LeBron James isn't his game. It's personal.
Then that's a different story.
For me, it's difficult to hate someone that I don't even know, especially when the only "personal" image we have of his is the one that the media perceives.
I'm sure nobody here has had a conversation with LeBron or even hung out with him enough in order to figure out whether they hate him or not. The media decides who to "villainize" because of the way they present these individuals to the public.
about LeBron James to say you'd hate him person you've only seen him in a basketball competitive environment. You have no idea who the man is when the cameras are off.
I always liked him until the regular season blowout of the Bulls when he was just dancing on the sidelines during the whole 4th quarter. He then joined the Heat, but I haven't liked him since the dancing ( I'm a Bulls fan ) but the dude is the best player on earth and of his generation.