My Top Five LeBron “smh” moments

Posted: May 17, 2010 in Sports
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And you dare to wear the number 23!?
I’m from Chicago, and anyone that wears that number is held up to some stringent judgment around here (cough cough, Michael Jordan).  If you want to wear the number that represents the the greatest player of all time, you have to at least give an effort. Ok, so you had a triple-double, big deal. Where’s your heart? We should be remembering this series for your  hustle in diving for the ball, how ferociously you dunk and your aggressiveness. Instead, you moonwalk your way out of Cleveland, easing out of a couple more hard years with your team.  Grow a pair why don’t ya?! Tough if out.  Did Michael Jordan walk out on the Bulls when they repeatedly lost to Detroit? What about when he lead the league in scoring, but came up short in the playoffs every time? NO, he stayed, worked with his coach and developed the team with dedication.  You should change your number to “0” to represent the amount of urgency and enthusiasm you showed in the last two games. Was he scared? Did the 17 championship banners in the rafters intimidate him? Or maybe he had a chest cold? I know, he must have “I don’t care about my reputation” syndrome- most common in players like gun-slingin’ Gilbert Arenas or janky Jamarcus Russell of the Raiders.
Here are my top 5 “smh” moments.
1. Fist bumping with the Celtic fans.
Are you seriously slapping hands with their crowd? You tossed your head band to the stands like you won the game. You showed no humility.
2. Stepping back to the half court after inbound passes
You did this more than once. I understand that plays may require you to hang around a bit, but in the last moments of the game, you should be demanding that ball. You are the team’s best scorer, right?
3. Not trying to block shots.
You had plenty of opportunities to make those plays. You know, the ones where you smash the ball off the backboard. You took it easy and saved your legs. That’s definitely not the right time… it’s win or go home.
4. Your indifference in the post-game interview
We know there’s a short time from the game to the interview; we don’t expect your answers to be put on 60 Minutes or anything. Boston Business Journal quoted you saying “I’m not going to start making excuses. I had opportunities to do thing I wanted to do, and it just didn’t fall for me. I’m not using the elbow as an excuse.” Well, even if you’re hurt, PLAY HARD. The great players of the past have done it before. Also, he was quoted saying “We left it all on the court”… I beg to differ. Anyone with eyes can tell that you left your passion at home, not on the court.
5. Lack of Swagger
This is more of a team issue. It seemed as if they lost all hope once they started losing games. Even though the situation is much more serious in the playoffs, you guys made teams fear your confidence.  If you play confident basketball, and stop playing so timidly, teams won’t roll over you. Turn your swag on.
Don’t get me wrong, I like LeBron. But I also like those who play hard until the whistle is blown. Give it your all, no matter what.

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Comments
  1. Melissa says:

    LOL this was hilarious! The pictures are perfect! 🙂

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