I am in the minority, but I haven’t disagreed with much of what LeBron has done this summer. That is — until this new GQ interview.
What do I disagree with? It’s not his admitted hate towards Cleveland…
“It’s not far, but it is far. And Clevelanders, because they were the bigger-city kids when we were growing up, looked down on us.… So we didn’t actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up.”
That I find hilariously honest and honestly hilarious.
I disagree with the chose to wear these white pants that LeBron is rocking in his GQ photoshoot. These things are not quite at a Kobe LA Times-mag level — but they are in the conversation.
My thoughts about the new “nWo version” of LeBron if you continue.
For people who saw the LeBron-documentary More Than A Game, it really does provide some telling insights into LeBron’s mindset.
LeBron needs to be around friends. There are a number of reasons for this. Not the least of which is that fact that LeBron is an only child. This usually naturally makes a person more likely to want, or need, close friends which become like brothers. This need is evident from LeBron’s days before even entering high school.
LeBron’s jump to Miami isn’t the first time he ditched a “hometown favorite” for greener pastures.
There was one major reason why LeBron made this decision — to be able to play with all of his friends from his 8th grade AAU team. A couple of his friends, including undersized PG Drew Joyce, may not have easily made the high school team at Buchtel. The kids knew the coach at St. V’s and LeBron set it up so they could all play together for another 4 years.
This is nearly identical to what we just witnessed in the Cleveland to Miami move. LeBron just wants to play hoops with some of his good friends in the sunny weather on South Beach.
That’s all it is. For better or for worse — LeBron just wants to ball with his buddies. However, in the process of making it happen, LeBron has become the bad guy of the NBA.
There are numerous YouTube gems that liken LeBron, Wade and Bosh to Hogan, Nash and Hall circa the summer of ’96. Maybe I am OK with almost everything James has done because I was an nWo guy back in the day anyway.
I am calling this one now — the Melo / Amare / CP3 alliance will be know as the Wolfpack.