So, I really don’t get into the sports talks much, but this LeBron thing is just plain rude. Let me summarize his little rant. “Miami, I never liked you, I just came to get some trophies and a shit-ton of money. You are not even worthy of raising my children. Cleveland, you suck, I care more about trophies than I do about you. But, Miami is too hard, so I am coming back where I can be lazy.” He really is a terrible person that does not care about anyone but himself.
His essay really does describe beautifully everything bad about professional sports and how he embodies them all. How the players do not care about the fans, how they are only after trophies and big paychecks. “What if I were a kid who looked up to an athlete, and that athlete made me want to do better in my own life, and then he left?” He KNEW he was disappointing those Northeast Ohio kids he claims to love, but he told them to screw off, anyway. That kid that was so disappointed? Didn’t care, must have trophy. I mean, he admits that straight up, championships are more important than fans.
“But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown.” Obviously, Miami is too terrible a place to raise his kids. Thanks for the finger on the way out LeBron. What a horrible thing to say. We know we have problems and we are working on them, but you just go ahead on running back to your mommy. Must be nice to have that option.
And then, he completely admits that he’s a chump, “The letter from Dan Gilbert, the booing of the Cleveland fans, the jerseys being burned — seeing all that was hard for them.” What kind of punk would go back to that? They were right to boo you.
And then how he insults the Cleveland players, “We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic.” Essentially he is saying that you guys suck so bad even the king can’t help. Ouch. “But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go.” Goodness, full of yourself much? “But this is not about the roster or the organization.” Oh wait, so you don’t care about that team, either?
“My presence can make a difference in Miami, but I think it can mean more where I’m from.” What you are teaching kids is that loyalty is irrelevant, that all that matters is money and winning. You are teaching them that selling out to the highest bidder is more important than building roots and community. You are a terrible example and really should not be allowed to be around kids at all. Good riddance.
And now let the river of flame begin. Now you know why I don’t post on professional sports. via Facebook