James has been decimated by the media over the last 48 hours, perhaps moreso than any athlete ever. But if we’re seriously judging his standing in the NBA by championships, the scorn is deserved. James took the best team he ever had during his seven years in Cleveland and moonwalked out of the conference semi-finals. Critics have questioned his passion, his health, and his focus as James wandered around the floor in Game 5 and seemed either unwilling or unable to take over in Game 6. He looked like a guy whose bags were already packed and had one foot out the door, just like your dad when he said he was going out for cigarettes that one night.
I’m sick of discussing LeBron, even though it is refreshing to see an athlete’s image crumble from something he actually did on the field. Even though some people have James going to the Bulls, who have a young team and a better chance at winning a title, I see him going to New York. But I don’t really care. In James’ effort to get the world to care about him, he forgot to do the one that would have allowed us to care about him–winning a title. Achievements like that are of little consequence for a guy that couldn’t wait for the offseason to start.
I want more like this!
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