The Top 5 Reasons People Hate Lebron James (VIDEO)
Lebron James is the most polarizing figure in sports. The only person with an argument is A-Rod. So why does Lebron generate so much love and hate? There are a variety of reasons.
Some people think “King” James is arrogant and self indulged, while others find him confident. Some people think he’s a soft baby, and others think he’s tough. Some people are jealous of his success, and others are happy to watch Bron-Bron shine like Baby from Cash Money.
I have to admit, I totally understand the conflict because I sit on both sides of the fence. On the plus side, I openly acknowledge that Lebron James is the best basketball player in the world. I would also argue that he’s the best athlete in the world. However, he’s also a whiner, and he flops all the time.
I have a lot of difficulty cheering for floppers. With this in mind, here’s the top 5 reasons why some people hate Lebron James…
Lebron call himself “The Chosen One”
He has a tattoo across his back that says, “The Chosen One.” Really? That is obscenely self indulgent. He’s literally branding himself a Christ-like figure. Even “The Narcissist” Lex Luger thinks that’s ridiculous.
Lebron Talks In The Third Person
He always refers to himself in the third person. Doesn’t this play into my first point? Just. So. Arrogant. It’s so annoying, it’s like the human version of Fran Drescher’s voice.
Lebron Left Cleveland On Bad Terms
Lebron dumped He went on live television and dumped his hometown. Was that necessary? No. Definitely not. In fact, a simple press release would’ve sufficed.
Honestly, when I found out “The Decision” was going to be on live television I thought he was staying in Cleveland for sure. Who could shatter the hearts of their hometown fans on a national stage? Lebron James, that’s who.
Worst part of all? He ran off with the new girl (Miami) and started rubbing salt in the wounds.
“Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not5, not 6, not 7…” I think I just threw up in my mouth.
Lebron James Is A Flopper
Lebron James flops all the time, and he tends to whine a lot as well. It’s not a good look for a guy that’s 6’8 and 265 pounds of pure muscle. Lebron James should be a bully on the court. He’s faster, stronger, and more agile than everyone he competes against. However, he tends to play pretty small.
When Lebron gets fouled, he should pop back to his feet and snarl. He should remind everyone in the building that he’s the best, and that you can’t keep him down. However, Bron-Bron does the exact opposite. He stares at the refs with his arms extended pleading for a foul.
Lebron James Has Questionable Mental Toughness
Lebron James is an unbelievable basketball player, but he makes questionable decisions from time to time.
In game six of the 2013 NBA Finals, Lebron turned the ball over two times in the final minute of the game. Ray Allen would go on to bail him out, but people on Twitter were all over Lebron…
LeBron whining about a foul there is precisely why people don't like him. Man up, King James.
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) June 19, 2013
#ChokeCity I almost feel bad… BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) June 19, 2013
More often than not, Lebron has big games in big moments. However, he was bad against the Celtics in 2010, and he was worse in the Finals against the Mavs in 2011.
Listen, I’m not trying to sound like a hater. I openly admit that Lebron James is a first ballot Hall of Famer who is ridiculously talented. But it’s pretty easy to root against him.