LeBron James Would Do Himself a Favor By Cutting Down On the Whining

By Andrew Fisher
LeBron James
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LeBron James has won a lot of people over through the years after a long journey to the top.

He quickly became the NBA‘s resident villain back in 2010 when he joined the Miami Heat, but nearly four years and two titles later, he’s back to being one of the most beloved players in the league.

But no matter how many fans ease up on the LeBron hate, there will always be a decent amount of fans who can’t stand him. One reason why, is because of his whining ways.

James’ sour attitude was on display yet again Tuesday night after the Heat lost a close game to the Brooklyn Nets. James had his shot blocked in the finals seconds by Mason Plumlee, but he certainly didn’t see it that way.

After the contest LeBron openly said that the refs made a mistake by not calling a foul, and in the process, he made himself look silly.

If you watch the play multiple times and in slow motion, you can see that it’s a 50/50 call at best. Plumlee definitely got a lot of ball and then made contact with James’ hand. In the history of the NBA, 50/50 plays like that are rarely called fouls in the final seconds.

But instead of just taking the high road and pointing to another reason why the Heat lost, James took on a smug attitude in his post-game comments.

Classier athletes would have said that the game shouldn’t have come down to the final play. Classier athletes would have placed the blame on themselves. James did the opposite of that. He stomped his feet and cried foul.

For those fans who are still on the fence about rooting for LeBron, these kinds of incidents won’t help to sway them to his side. Personally, I feel he’d be doing himself a huge favor by cutting way down on the whining. He’s the best basketball player in the world and his play can more than do the talking for him.

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