LeBron James and the “Mentality of Me”

June 4th, 2010 by Joseph Jones Leave a reply »
Free agency has always been, first and foremost, on LeBron James' mind for as long as we can remember.

So how fitting is it that he uses something as shallow and senseless as the “Larry King Show” to upstage and NBA Finals battle between the two most storied franchises the league has?

As the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers gathered for a championship series to remind us of what built the league, what made it great, here’s LeBron James with a public ode on LeBron James.

“I’m the ringleader,” he told King.

Only, he has no rings.

D’oh!  Oh well, that’s a minor detail.

He was talking about the free-agent crop of stars, because that’s mostly what James has cared about for two years now. He tried to win a title with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He really did—I don't want to sell him short on that.

But he has also surrounded himself with a collection of nitwits and hangers-on, sneaker reps and childhood buddies and middlemen whom he calls his “team”.

Somehow, this army couldn’t let him stay quiet un ...

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