LeBron James is Making Kevin Durant Look Good With Latest Antics

By Ryan Heckman


LeBron James Dunk Contest
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LeBron James has become an expert at angering basketball fans everywhere.

In case you missed it, James put on a show after a practice in Phoenix this week. He waited for cameras and cell phones to roll out, of course. Then, he dazzled viewers with a handful of incredibly athletic and difficult dunks. If you haven’t seen it, check it out here.

The video begs the question, why won’t James enter a dunk contest? He was also quoted this week by saying he would win it if he did in fact participate.

Alright, then. Why on earth won’t you do fans everywhere a favor and enter the dunk contest or stop irritating us all by beating around the bush and teasing us with these ridiculously entertaining videos?

Wednesday, fans had a bit more reason to be unhappy with the reigning MVP.

In a recent interview that will air on NBA TV in the near future, James said that his goal is to be one of the greatest to ever play this game. But, more than just stating his goal, James went on to approach the line of complete arrogance.

“I’m going to be one of the top four that’s ever played this game, for sure,” he said. “And if they don’t want me to have one of those top four spots, they’d better find another spot on that mountain. Somebody’s gotta get bumped, but that’s not for me to decide. That’s for the architects.”

With all that has happened in James’ world this week, I can’t help but wonder how people’s opinions of him are changing — if they weren’t already negative to begin with.

The interesting thing, to me, is that Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has dominated headlines much more than James has in 2014. Is James simply trying to attract more attention because of how much more we are all talking about Durant? I know, the idea sounds completely ridiculous. But, Durant’s image sure is soaring due to all of James’ latest antics.

Durant has never really tried attracting attention to himself in such a way that James has done lately. He is just proceeding to dominate the game of basketball and will likely run away with the MVP award. Never mind the apparently attention-deprived Miami Heat superstar, Durant continues to look fantastic this season and his reputation only rose after the week King James has had.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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