LeBron has played 1310 games in the NBA over his 18 year career. He has averaged 27 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists in that 18 year career. LeBron has 4 championship rings, He is top 3 in career points and top 10 in assists. He is a freak of nature, with a height of 6 feet and 8 inches, a 40 inch vertical. His sheer talent, physicality and longevity make him a top pick for a lot of people in the G.O.A.T. debate.
This is the first reason why I don’t really like LeBron. LeBron is not responsible for his fans, but the way they sometimes act tarnishes his name. Hardcore LeBron fans are just obnoxious. According to them, LeBron is the best player in the history of the game and you are a scrub if you disagree. You can’t really debate with the worst of them, because it will get heated and you won’t accomplish anything. LeBron is a great player, but it’s not fair to compare different eras and styles of games from a sport that is over 100 years old.
The second reason why LeBron isn’t my favorite has to do with the favoritism that he receives from the NBA and officials. Last week, a report came out that LeBron hosted an event to launch his tequila brand. The event involved people from outside of the NBA and its quarantine protocols. Normally an NBA player who breaks protocols would find himself sitting out for 10–15 days and a nice fine. What sort of punishment did LeBron get? Nothing. The NBA didn’t even slap his wrist. This favoritism also happens in games. LeBron flops, cries, complains and whines to the officials, and sometimes he gets what he wants. If a player such as DeMarcus Cousins or Draymond Green do the same thing, they get hit with an ejection and a fine. This makes it easy to not be the biggest LeFlop fan out there.
The final reason on why I don’t really like LeBron is the media and the narratives that come up. For some reason, the Media have painted the LeBron and his Lakers as the underdogs the last few games. The Lakers essentially played against Steph Curry and a bunch of G-Leaguers in the Play-In tournament. The entire Media was hyping it up to be a battle when everyone and their momma knew that Curry did not have any help. Media outlets such as ESPN, BleacherReport, and House of Highlights constantly bring up LeBron in their posts. This oversaturation makes people grow tired of LeBron. It feels that Mr. James is constantly trying to tell himself that he is a good player or that he is overcoming some sort of injury. If you scroll through his social media, you can see posts that involve certain stat leaders, or comparing himself to other NBA Legends. When he gets bumped in a game, you have to call a stretcher to cart him off only for him to come back a minute later and drop 30 on your head. Then he will post about the great deal of adversity that he overcame that game. The Media tries to spin the narrative and milks as much as they can with LeBron in the headlines.