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Will LeBron James...

Will LeBron James ever erase the nasty image that the media and fans have been scrutinizing on him this past season? it has been tough because a lot of fans were disappointed of his actions that has been the factor of his egotistic side... He will always be a talented player but sometimes the fans would appreciate you more if you show a little bit of humility... There are two things I want to factor out on why LeBron has somewhat damaged his name in sports media...

1. The Loss to the Magic- everybody was disappointed with how LeBron handled that situation... He didn't congratulate Dwight Howard, his Olympic teammate, after the Magic beat his Cavs... He didn't talk to the media... He didn't say a word to anybody... LeBron has to accept the fact that he got beat by the better team... All his excuses doesn't make any sense at all, at least not to me... Everybody has a chance to play and sometimes you win and sometimes you don't... Michael Jordan got kicked out of the playoffs thrice by the Bad Boy Pistons...despite the dirty tactics, MJ still shook hands with Joe Dumars... Kobe Bryant... I am never a fan of Kobe, ever...but I respect him as being a sportsman who accepts defeat though it was hard to swallow...example of it was the 2008 NBA Finals Game 6 in which he suffered the most embarassing lost of his career... He shook hands with every Celtic that he could find at the Garden despite his frustration... That's sportsmanship...

2. The Nike Tape Confiscation- everybody will always be dunked on by somebody... and LeBron is no exception... Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Barkley, Ewing, as great as they were and are... They will always be prone to getting dunked on by somebody... Be it a nobody or an All-Star caliber player...it didn't matter... They were still getting dunked on... I thought it was something spectacular when an unknown kid named Jordan Crawford dunked on LeBron James... But when I saw the tape, I thought to myself, huh? whoa? seriously? was that it? I mean it was the basic of all basic dunks... A dunk on LeBron who was reacting too late on defense... It was a typical dunk that even a normal player can do over someone and yet LeBron and Nike took away those tapes to prevent an embarassing scene? Come on, be serious... There are a lot of plays that are much worthy to be highlighted than that. The reaction on the crowd was some oohs and aahs for a couple of second and it died down... This issue, if not for the Nike and LBJ's ego, would have died down THAT quickly had they not confiscated those tapes... If MJ/Kobe was in that situation what would he do? both would just attacked that player... Score on him every time they have the ball in their hands and let that player choke wildly for dunking on them... That's what they would have done...

Now LeBron...As you get older? What do you do next?

My question now is, can LeBron still save his reputation as a basketball player?


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lebron's rep

Whenever you are on top, people are gonna want to tear you down. Little things get turned into bigger issues then they should especially with the amount of media and coverage in today's world. One thing that trumps all else is winning. If Lebron wins a title he will be given all the credit and positive exposure he deserves. Just look at what winning this last title has done for Kobe Bryant already.

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the guy has been under the

the guy has been under the public eye since he was 17 and he has had 3 F-ups all very overrated in my opinion, actually except one.. the jersey thing in high school, not shaking hands or interviewing (was very childish and unacceptable) and the dunk tape confiscation.. but other than that he was a fan and media favorite and now after all this they just thrown him under the bus which i find pretty dumb, these aren't legal issues, just childish things.. maybe he is not as mature as we once thought he was but it's dumb cause i believe it will tarnish his reputation just a bit because of the media and the ultimate lebron hater "Skip Bayless" I just hope they get off the man's back and let him be a 24 year old professional athlete, he's not perfect

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he dont care about that

he dont care about that &$#%#&@! only the game

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he dont care about that

he dont care about that &$#%#&@! only the game

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he dont care about that

he dont care about that &$#%#&@! only the game

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Those are nothing. He hasn't

Those are nothing. He hasn't been accused of rape, gambled, or shot anyone... he's good.

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i agree with howard

the media hasnt really gone at lebron yet and tainted his image. wat they are doing to lebron is kid stuff. Kobe was accused of rape. Jordan was accused of having an affair. Lebron hasnt gotten anything serious like that. as far as im concerned bron is still the face the nba wants him 2 be. Now i can say sum of the things lebron is doing now is jus kinda dumb and pointless and if he continues to do lame stuff he will make fans hate him. Im referring to the confiscation of the tapes at his camp. Did Lebron really think he was gonna get away with that? Like people dont have camera phones or some kinda way to make it happen. Lebron should have known that by taking the tapes he was gonna make a bigger uproar than by jus letting the tape show. Then he looked like an even bigger a$$ because the dunk wasnt even that bad. Its nuthin wrong with being cocky about ur game but when u get into the pre madonna $hit to where u dont want ppl to ever see u make a mistake is when it gets hard for people to like u. Its gets hard 4 people to identify if they never see u make a mistake like a average person

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haha

o $&$#%#&@! my bad. thanks future

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