Monday, June 1, 2009

LeBron is a Punk. Thank You and Goodnight

(Yep, it's been a while. It's called life)
(And yep...he isn't coming back to Cleveland)

Remember that kid who would complain when shit didn't go his or her way. You know, that one sucker who -- after a loss -- would take the ball and go home, salty as hell. Ladies and gentleman, we were all witnesses...to a punk ass move.

After Cleveland's 103-90 loss the Orlando Magic on Saturday night, LBJ walked his ass right off of the court. I'm talking grumbled and stumbled his ass into the locker room, threw some clothes on and went to the team bus. He straight left the building, Elvis-style.

Let's be real for a second. What LeBron did isn't some travesty against sportsmanship just because he didn't shake hands with his opponent or refused to do a press conference (he ain't the first or last athlete to do this). It's because he is LeBron James aka "King James" aka "The Next Jordan/The First LeBron James" aka "Jay-Z's cuddle buddy". Dude is the FACE of the NBA and for him to show his punk tendencies on this stage was tacky.

In all honesty, this wasn't a big deal to me until he opened his mouth yesterday and made this doozy of a comment...

"It's hard for me to congratulate somebody after you just lose to them," he said. "I'm a winner. It's not being a poor sport or anything like that. If somebody beats you up, you're not going to congratulate them. That doesn't make sense to me. I'm a competitor. That's what I do. It doesn't make sense for me to go over and shake somebody's hand." [Source]
What a way to be grown, Bron. Here he sounds super salty like he was sitting there with his arms crossed, pouting like a three-year-old. Honestly, it reeks of entitlement. He just knew that he was going to Finals this year (thank you Nike, Vitamin Water, one out of every three sports columnists and the NBA refs for gassing his head, great job).

Am I mad that he didn't shake the players' hands? Nope. Am I mad that he didn't do the press conference? Nope. Am I mad that he can't face his own insecurities and left his teammates to do that ish for him? Yep. Just because you are the next big thing, doesn't mean that you run away when shit doesn't go your way. It's called respect. Real competitors acknowledge their competition and he didn't do that. Emailing Dwight Howard doesn't count.

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