How LeBron James’ Choice Helps Pave the Way for the Ultimate Heel Turn

July 10th, 2010 by Dannie Haynes Leave a reply »
The NBA has become too complacent.

Ever since the famed Malice at the Palace, every NBA player has been on relatively good behaviour. It came to its climax upon the Lakers game winning put back by non-other than Ron Artest, the ultimate bad boy in today’s NBA.

And how did he react? By blubbering and praising the Lord while displaying his softer side that has been nonexistent since that frightful night in Detroit.

Now the world has come full circle. There is no longer that antagonist that is so needed in order to keep viewers hooked. No player to enrage the fans, to draw such emotion of pure hatred from the crowd.

Sure there have been some incidences, such as Gilbert Arenas bringing guns to the locker room, but he goes about his business in an aloof sort of way that it doesn’t come across as him being a bad guy.

It simply gets played off that he is just too goofy, too immature to be really taken seriously. Same goes for other so-called “bad boys” such as Stephen Jackson and Allen Iverson. They ...

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