So I just got off from a heating debate with Kram about Lebron James. And I was so into it that Papa, as if on cue, had to characteristically pop out the generic, not to mention very irritating question of ‘Why do you hate Lebron so much? He’s the best player in the league for crying out loud!’. Blaaah. Blah. Blah. Well lucky him, I was so spent with Kram that I opted to shrug off and just lock myself in the room.
But then again, his never dying question finally took its toll on my Lebron-hating self that I just have to spare some time tryna figure it out. (Haha. Dako kaayo akong problema dah.)
Why? What is it with Lebron that I just can’t bring my ass to root for him? Sure, I hated him for “The Decision” and the Not 1, not 2, but 8 championships crap, but I guess that’s not only it. Well, maybe, I just had to settle with the simple, glaring fact of him being him — the Lebron James.
I mean c’mon, he is the Lebron James. The King. The promised one since the Michael Jordan era. The complete package. Just the right amount of mass, length and agility, not to mention topnotch basketball skills and athleticism. Hell, he can pass and create plays if he wants to. Or he can just drive through the basket with that unstoppable speed and sureness. Pick your poison.
But goodness gracious, why can’t he get it done!!?? He’s got everything he could possibly need — an equally talented partner, a sufficient bench. C’mon, you can’t ask for a deeper bench if you have James, Wade and Bosh in your team, can you? Besides, this team he have right here is way, way better than the one he had in his previous club. No offense meant.
Now, if the championship is all that matters to him, why can’t he just get past all these pressures, keep it on the sidelines, jump the gun and do what he does best in the court? Give the fans, and most importantly, himself, the ultimate satisfaction of bagging the championship trophy. Then consequently shutting the haters as the cherry on top.
Don’t get me wrong, the Celtics is and will always be my team. And I’m gonna diss on everyone who’s getting in the way of the 18th banner — him included. Besides, that’s what a normal loyal fan should do, right?
But then again, that’s just my fan self talking. My objective self has something else to say. I just can’t discount Lebron’s overflowing potential that it comes to a point of disgusting frustration. Just when I’m about to concede to his greatness (especially when they knocked down the Celtics in 5 games last year), he choked right in the freaking Finals. Just when the chance is at the tip of his fingers, he slowly faded away from it. Like, what is the f*cking matter with you?
*I know he just got out from a video game stat but dude, as long as he is ringless, these criticisms won’t go away. And if Games 2 and 3 of the Heat-Pacers series were any indication, he isn’t that high-strung to be a champ. Because if he were, he wouldn’t have let two semi-final games slip away just like that. Don’t you think?*