Lebron James is probably the most well known name in basketball. How could he not be after two things occurred that made James look like a really bad role model? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, take out your pen and paper and take some notes my uneducated friend.
Lebron had the audacity to leave Amway Arena without shaking anyone’s hand when the Orlando Magic eliminated the Cleveland Cavaliers from the 2009 playoffs. The next day, when he was “forced” into an interview, he said these words: “I’m a winner, it’s not being a poor sport at all. When somebody beats you up, you don’t shake their hands. That doesn’t make any other sense.”
Obviously, Lebron James has a different view on sportsmanship than most do.
The second thing that happened during this summer was at LBJ’s own basketball academy. Xavier sophomore Jordan Crawford flashed to the lane and dunked on Lebron while he was rotating on defense. He then took it up to Nike to make sure to enforce their no camera policy, in which everyone’s film was taken of that specific play.
These two incidents have made many people scratch their heads and rethink about their opinions over “The King.” James is still a sensational basketball player and that one dunk isn’t going to change his career.Yet to blow that play out of proportion was just ridiculous. Jordan Crawford’s dunk wasn’t “sick”, as the kids say, it was just a good dunk on a defensive player rotating on defense slowly.
Now my questions to the fans, is Lebron losing it? How long will it be before the media stops praising the James? How many more of these types of situations that Lebron is putting himself in before it gets out of hand? Also, how much longer can the Cavaliers expect him on the team to win a ring? New York is calling, and so are the band-wagoners because they want their superstar.
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