LeBron James is a supremely talented and successful player. He has continually adjusted his game to compete against an ever-changing league, and has remained remarkably healthy despite a ridiculous amount of minutes played over the course of his nearly 15-year career. He gives back a significant amount, especially toward his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Yet, still, there is plenty of evidence that LeBron James is just insufferable.
His remarks today on ESPN.com give two examples of his ridiculousness:
“I need a win here. I suck here,” James said before the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ morning shootaround Saturday. “I personally don’t suck, but my team sucks when we come here. We cannot win a game. So hopefully we can change that.”
Well, this isn’t the first time that an all-time great threw his less-talented teammates under the bus in front of the media. The truly great competitors can be notorious dicks. However, there are several players on the current roster including Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder and Jose Calderon, who weren’t on the roster the last time that the Cavaliers played the Jazz. Few players use social media as
incessantly often as James. He has used Twitter as a mouthpiece to spew rage at President Trump and for so many other worthwhile endeavors. And in an age where players quotes are dissected and deliberated like never before, James should have known better than to let something like that slip.
The most ridiculous quote comes later on:
“Where I come from, it doesn’t matter where your birthday is,” James said. “I’m 33 years old, and the way I grew up, not many guys make it past 18. So I’m blessed to be in this position where I am today, and I don’t take this moment for granted.”
Is that so, Bron Bron? You grew up in Akron, Ohio. Perhaps not the ideal locale, but it sure as hell ain’t East St. Louis, Detroit or Bodymore. Hell, Akron doesn’t even make the top 10 list of most dangerous cities in Ohio! Come on, man, “…not many guys make it past 18?” Where’s the proof, LeBron?
I mean, it’s not like you to sling some bullshit without offering a shred of proof, right?