By Bonder Carthen @BonderIII on April 26, 2014
He has two NBA titles with the Miami Heat and four NBA MVP Awards. He will without a doubt go down as one of the greatest basketball players in the NBA. LeBron James is one of the most popular and influential athletes in today's sports. Here are five reasons none of that matters and why you shouldn't root for the guy.
LeBron's mom has always been pretty outspoken about her son, from getting into arguments with fans during games to being arrested and cited for two misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly intoxication after an altercation with a hotel valet in 2011. The case eventually settled after a brief holdup with LeBron's PR team. They were deciding how to address the situation in a statement without making Gloria or LeBron look bad.
The pressure in Cleveland was just too much for the 10-time All-Star. After leading the Cavs to their first NBA Finals appearance, where they were swept by the Spurs, LeBron wasn't able to carry the team back. Losing to Boston twice in the Eastern Conference Semis and Orlando in the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals.
Not one ... Not two ... Not three ... Miami's introduction of Chris Bosh and LeBron joining Dwyane Wade and the Heat was the peak of this entire media frenzy and officially turned LeBron into a villain. Not only did he dis Cleveland hard with his nationally televised "Decision," but this circus was just rubbing it in everyone's faces.
All I can say is, it ain't easy being a Cleveland fan. Aside from Miami, I think every sports fan around the nation was a bit shocked at how things went down and the distasteful way LeBron broke Cleveland's heart. He had every right to go anywhere he wanted and who could blame him? He would finally get the help and support he needed. But was whole television show with the Boys and Girls Club of America really necessary?
He's a three-time high school state champ, high school national champ, NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA scoring champ, five-time NBA All-Defensive team, nine-time All-NBA team, 10-time All-Star, scoring champ, four-time NBA MVP, two-time NBA Finals MVP and a three-time Olympic Medalist. The guy has been the best at every level he's played. It's pretty easy to see why you'd root against him if he isn't representing your team.
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