LeBron James is annoying as @#%!

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Seriously, why do I need to see his opinion on everything be a news story for ESPN, whether it be retiring number, playing in nfl, annoiting the next #1 pick, dancing around, shaq saying he could coach right now, etc, etc, etc

    LeBron just needs to keep his mouth shut

    Anyone else annoyed by this guy lately?

    I didn't like the guy much before and now I really can't stand him
     
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  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Next story by ESPN

    LeBron states that grass is green
     
  4. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    You see him all over the place because the media (ESPN) and the NBA desperately want the next Michael Jordan. They have been looking for one since Jordan retired. I guess ESPN is hoping that if they hype him enough, he will become that "next Jordan".

    He made some people around here mad this summer. He was in town for a charity fundraiser, and refused autographs, later wanted to charge for autographs, and had some people thrown out of a nightclub when they dared take a picture of him.
     
  5. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that we don't need to know every opinion he holds but it's not Lebron's fault that everything he says/does is reported by the media. He's only answering questions that are being asked of him.
     
  6. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    these questions are not being asked of him
    he just offers his opinions on a whim
     
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    haha

    haha. wait don't give him any ideas
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I really don't follow basketball, so I can't say that he's annoying or anything. Now that college football is all but over, I'm hardly on ESPN at this point anyways - at least until baseball starts up again.
     
  9. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure about that but if you say so...

    Even still offering his opinions on things doesn't mean the reporters have to report on it. ESPN and other sporting news know that anything with his name on it mean sells, clicks, etc. so they're going the distance to hype him and whatever he does/says. To use the example you gave above a few posts up, if he said the grass is green, ESPN would report that too. That's not his fault.
     
  10. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    ok?
    no one asked him about whether mj's number should be retired
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-pffU5Qbpg
    after watching the browns lose, lebron says he could help...no one asked him
    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/34004020/ns/sports-nba/

    him dancing
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wABTvncyow

    his behavior/attitude is disgusting and ESPN needs to get off their LeBron mancrush

    You don't see Wade/Bryant/Nash/ other superstars making silly comments all the time

    This is Terrel Owens'ness behavior by LeBron
     
  11. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, I'm in agreement with you that he's an ass but I'm just not going to blame him for sharing his opinions when he's asked a question. He was asked how he felt about Michael Jordan being in the arena watching him and D-Wade. He shared that MJ was his idol and that having him in the arena was special for him and that also in his opinion the number 23 should be retired (starting with James himself changing numbers) because that's how he feels about MJ. Is it over the top? Sure, but it's his opinion and he was asked for it.

    As for the Cleveland Browns thing, again he was asked his opinion on the Browns who were I believe 1-7 at the time. When he made the quote, there was more and he was trying to say how he wished he could be of help to his hometown team. Could he have cut it in the NFL had he focused more on football instead of basketball? Who knows? I've never seen him play football but he wouldn't be the first athlete who thought they could take on another sport. Give the guy a break. He has confidence in himself, he didn't commit a crime.

    His dancing during the Bulls game? You'll get no argument from me. It was arrogant and very tacky.

    You don't like him? Join the club, we're having a meeting at 5pm Eastern time.

    All I'm trying to say is that while it may be true that he's arrogant/tacky/Terrell Owens II, having his every move reported isn't his fault. He also can't help it that ESPN and the NBA has a mancrush on him. He's living his life the way he wants and so far it seems to be working for him.
     
  12. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I guess my issue is he was asked how he felt about MJ being at the game and instead of saying its great, he gives a response saying the league should retire his number lol

    Same with the browns. Instead of talking about how he wishes them the best or something, he says he could play for them lol

    His responses are quite a stretch from the simple question poised to him while I agree, they are remotely related to the question asked
     
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    Spot the common theme there? He takes a question about something else and makes the answer about him. He's so arrogant, I can't stand him.
     
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    All I know is that I miss your old avatar picture. Go Rams.

    I don't watch any TV really, so I never have to deal with that guy.
     
  15. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    From a marketing perspective, it could be seen as brilliant. You want to know about the Cleveland Browns go ask the Cleveland Browns. Same thing for MJ. You're talking to Lebron James so you're going to hear about Lebron James. If I was paying him, I'd be smiling. You think they go to the PGA tour and ask about other sports?

    *** I'm done responding on Lebron. I'm usually not one of his defenders but this thread made me into one. :confused: :eek:
     
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    You're kidding. Shaq is one of the worst I've seen.


    And to be honest, none of the examples you have given have actually bothered me much at all. Asked about MJ, and he said they should retire his number? Good. I feel the same. I felt the same way when I found out that Lebron was going to wear that number when he first started playing.
     
  17. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Kobe > Lebron

    Until Lebron gets as many rings as Kobe, ESPN should stop kissing Lebron's ass and market Kobe as "this generation's Jordan".
     

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