No waves for Kareem?
BC guys evaluate Bates's tenure positively.
No waves for Kareem?
Get that shit outta here
"A man does not appreciate a Lebron sympathizer"
Who woke up this morning!
It is truly astonishing to see such a freak of nature like lebron james. He can play all 5 positions and guard all 5 positions. I do not get the hate for this man, he is a great ambassador for the game.
And he appears to be a genuine nice guy. The profits from his "decision" all went to a local charity, he has stayed connected to the Akron youth programs he supports, smiles during boring sports interviews, etc.
No gambling issues and bitter feelings like MJ.
A minority of the profits from The Decision went to charity. I thought that was common knowledge.
Not to mention they only went to charity after the backlash her got for making a profit off of the decision.
That's not true. It was announced during the decision that they were going there. You may dislike him but that isn't really a reason to "hate" him.
I actually dont dislike him at all.
And I realize that it was announced during the program, the backlash for the monetization of the event came earlier in the week and it was only then that he gave some to charity.
With most others, I wasn't a big fan of "The Decision" (or whatever that circus was called), but LeBron looks like a low-maintenance, psychologically functional person when compared to Kobe and (especially) Jordan.
As ever, it's not actually him that people hate, it's just the hype.
He is more on the Boston-NY baseball treatment by ESPN problem (hyped beyond belief whether or not one is winning), but it is the same concept as Tebow fatigue. I think few if any would argue that Tebow isn't a very high-character kid (even those that don't share his his religious views), but the incessant praise and attention makes a significant section of fans want to push back.
I don't think anybody would deny that LeBron is a top player, but getting force fed LeBron leads to backlash. As others in the thread have noted, this is especially true after off-the-court attention grabbing like The Decision (tm) and some of the advertising campaigns that portray LeBron as some kind of victim.
23 will always be King.
Pete Maravich was pretty amazing.
I heard that Russell fella was alright, too.
It's a Lemon-Lime kind of morning.
I think he will go down as ONE of the greatest, but still has a ways to go to catch Jordan in my mind. He is the YOUNGEST to reach 23,000, but he was younger when he entered into the league than Jordan (as was Kobe). So, he may be younger, but it would be interesting to see how many games/seasons it took him compared to Jordan.
Waves at Kobe*
I didn't realize this was MGoESPN. Nobody cares about a stat that proves he didn't go to college like MJ.
But Kobe didn't go to college either.
Congrats to Lebron makes about as much sense as "best of luck" to recruits that don't choose Michigan. Who the hell cares?
Why do people always have to say "best of luck" to anyone who doesn't pick us? If they go to OSU or MSU I hope they go 0-48 for their career.
Magic kobe mj
Those are my top three and lbj will not never touch
Is this a haiku attempt?
A true Michigan fan would not have Magic anywhere up there. Please go back to RCMB sir
I am a die hard Michigan fan and lakers fan. I like magic bc we attended the same middle school and high school.
A die hard Lakers fan from Michigan. How cute.
You delight with every post
Idk. I am really not sure he is even the best in his generation. Kevin Durant is pretty amazing and a more complete offensive player. I still think he will continue to get better and better while I feel like Lebron is basically what he will be here on out. I don't even think Oberon can take over a game like Durant.
You have a right to your opinion, but I don't think Durant is anywhere near LeBron's category in overall game. Is this even a discussion?
I dont know, enough Oberon can take over a lot of things
EDIT: And now this doesnt make sense. Either way, I'm going to go have an Oberon.
Lebron can play all 5 positions and guard all 5, how is Durant more complete?
It pretty well known LeBron is a Ohio fan...Get this Shit out of here
Yes but he didn't go there so I'm fine with it
as the "What Should I Do?" ad campaign. He's still a douche that contributed heavily to making the NBA unwatchable for me.
On the other hand, any douche that can make Ohio hate him that much can't be ALL bad. So I can see why others at least sympathize with the guy.
I don't see how he is a douche. Douche moves would be like you know raping a girl, cheating on your wife, getting one of the greatest centers of all time traded and being considered a complete asshole like Kobe. People take pay cuts to play with Lebron James.
Uh, the fact that Kobe is a douche doesn't mean LeBron isn't. They're not mutually exclusive.
Dr.Buss is on record stating that he would not give Shaq anymore money.
Shaq has also stated the same.
Kobe is not a saint but he wasn't responsible for Shaq leaving. They ran with the "Kobe pushes Diesel out" story because this place loves drama.
this place = LA
Even worse than "What Should I Do" was "We Are All Witnesses." Boy did I hate being told "you're living in LeBron's world and you are privileged to do so."
is this a topic on MGoBlog? I am about as anti-Thread Police as they come, but honestly, who gives a f*** about how many points Lebron James has scored?
Lebron is a great player. What will always keep him behind Michael for me is that he could not build a winner. He had to jump ship to a winner. Michael willed his team to become champions.
One was in chicago and one was in cleveland. It is hard to bring in players to cleveland. Chicago didn't draft dennis rodman, they got him from San Antonio. Who did cleveland give lebron? A crippled Shaq? Mo WIlliams? Delonte West?