LeBron James Needs To Look in Mirror To Explain Backlash Instead of Blaming Race

September 30th, 2010 by Sean Hartnett Leave a reply »
LeBron James was once considered one of the most popular young athletes in American sports history but his poor handling by advisers and media miscalculations have drastically shifted his image into one of general antipathy amongst the public. 

James recently told CNN that race was a factor in the Q Scores poll that rated him as the sixth most disliked figure in sports.  It's fair to say that few athletes have been showered in as much collective love as King James has during his still young and ever blossoming career.  He should remember that he holds the key in deciding whether fans like him by the way he portrays himself in front of the media and shouldn't have taken the convenient stance of blaming racism for the nation's backlash at his growing list of poorly timed decisions.

Even while still enrolled in high school LeBron was treated with uncommonly dedicated media coverage and received attention like no youth athlete ever had.  Through both his tremendous talent and the media proclamation that he indeed was the "Chosen One," James' life became that of no other high school senior.  He was given a Hummer H2 for his ...

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