LeBron James has got to be the worst NBA player in history when it comes to PR. No matter how hard he “tries,” he continually tears down his image and his latest comments prove that will always be the case. LeBron thinks he’s too valuable for the NBA to put a price on him. So he literally thinks he’s priceless as a player. It’s a good thing we have such humble role models for the youth of America…
James complained (shocking, I know) about not getting any credit for taking slightly less money when signing with the Miami Heat in 2010. Forgive us, LeBron; taking $17.5 million per season instead of upwards of $19 million is such a sacrifice.
The most pathetic part of this whole situation is James actually used that word–sacrifice–to describe what he went through when deciding to join the Heat.
They say winning heals all sports wounds and James had pretty much done that when Miami hoisted the Larry O’Brien Trophy this past June. Online polls that had showed a very small percentage of fondness for James in America spiked to almost 70 percent the day after the Heat’s Game 5 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder to clinch the title.
Let’s just say that percentage took a hit with these latest comments. If it were possible for there to be a more arrogant player in the NBA, the league should be shut down. Even if LeBron is so weak-minded that he thinks there’s no amount of money under the NBA salary cap that can compensate his value, he definitely shouldn’t have said that. Michael Jordan never complained, he just won and James will never be Jordan. Period. Yeah, I just went there.