I have various times to explain my hatred for Lebron. People ask me variously on the NBA boards "Why do I hate LeBron James so much?". My hate for Lebron began years before "the decision". In 2009 I believe it started. When all the Nike commercials were hyping a matchup between Lebron and Kobe. I really didn't mind it first, but it started really to make me angry. In 2009, I was rooting for the Orlando Magic simply because Dwight Howard is my 2nd favorite player in the NBA at the time and my favorite player's team didn't make the playoffs. Dwight Howard met up with James in the Eastern Conference Finals. Dwight Howard had an interview about the puppets and talked about how disrespectful it truly was. Why not the best team go to the Finals? With some of the most bogus calls I could ever see. The superstar treatment really made me angry with him. It felt as if they were trying to help him get to the Finals. This one really didn't make me happy at all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kwhi1twVO0
Than with all the King crap along with all the praise by the media. Winning the MVP that season in which I thought Dwayne Wade deserved. I thought he was the best player that year in the NBA, but I guess the team record wasn't good enough. Cleveland really treated the guy like he was King. After Magic beat the Cavs in 2009 Eastern Conference Finals he left and not a handshake for Dwight Howard or anybody. It shows lack of sportsmanship and respect. He expects when he wins a handshake or something after a win. Why didn't he give one to Dwight? I'm a competitor he says. Hell yea....you have been a competitor all your life. That isn't a very good excuse at all.
Shaq traded to Cleveland. Sentence that will be remembered by his words: I'm here to win a ring for a king or something like that. Didn't really work out the way they planned. Lebron had another MVP season and Cavs made a "blockbuster trade" midseason to get Jamison who was suppose to be a perfect fit. Didn't really work out well either. Lebron led the Cavs to Eastern Conference semis and lost after taking a 2-0 lead over Boston. Some fans said he quit, he used the excuse injury as well. Why all the excuses? Why can't the Magic or Boston be the better team. Funny video about his injury that year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly28VtJxREA
Media again treat this guy like he is a king. Another thing that was a slap in the face to me was that after the guy was eliminated Lebron and free agency started overshadowing the playoffs. It made me angry because none of the crap started until he got eliminated. Give these playoff teams some praise. Shows the lack of respect to those teams. "The Decision" happened. I was very annoyed by all the talk, but of course I was interested in where he was going as many others were. I was hoping he would stay with Cleveland which of course he didn't. The way he did it along with the media. It made me angry of course. Lebron not telling Cavs or any other organization "the decision". That had to watch like the rest of us that arrogant bleep. Lebron showed lack of respect to all the NBA players in the NBA today stating he isn't gonna win 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 yada yada yada. He took the easy way out in my opinon. He got all angry because former NBA players and media were bashing him for the way he handled things. What do you expect? Praise for it? You get enough praise as it is. I was more annoyed by James that Summer than Brett Favre coverage.
I have disliked James before the decision. I never disliked the Heat til he joined the Heat. I rooted for them to win their first NBA championship vs the Mavs. I never disliked Wade and I still don't dislike Wade or Bosh. I only root against the Heat because of Lebron. I only disliked the Cavs because Lebron. For a year now I have had rather pity for Cleveland. Not really anymore though after the fixed lottery. I have disliked Lebron since his Cleveland days. Everybody really started to dislike Lebron after the decision. I disliked him before that time. In an article I read a day or so ago that I completely forgot about this. Lebron wouldn't grant Mavs owner a meeting with him to talk about joining Dallas last summer which caused all this investigation stuff. Kinda ironic he got beat by that same team.
Another thing that made me rather angry was the lack of respect Lebron showed. He asked a bunch of vets to sign minimum salary to join him on his "mission" to win a championship. These guys have family's to, but hey they were willing to do it. He is an arrogant and greedy kind of person that I dislike with a passion. I have disliked him for several years it mostly has to do with the lack of respect he shows and some it has to do with the media, but mostly it has to do with his arrogance, all the excuses over the years, and being greedy. I rooted against the Heat every single time I watched a game. Of course just nationally televised games. I feel as if I have the right to root against and for whatever teams I want. As do the rest of the NBA fans. I have reasons to dislike James and dislike certain teams/players. I think I have right to root against James as does everybody else. Lebron is the best player in the NBA today. No doubt about it despite not showing it in the Finals. He is a great player and is the face of the NBA. In Cleveland he was probably the most loved and popular player in the NBA. With the Miami Heat he is the most disliked and popular player. I'm gonna continue to root against the Heat as long as Lebron is on the team cuz of the arrogance, excuses, and lack of respect to the rest of the league and the NBA fans.
Join Heat haterz club if you wish. I think that is all....at least I can think of at this moment. Comments? Thoughts? Mavs beat the Heat to win the NBA championship!! Surprised??Don't be........STAY JEALOUS!!